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Two On Detroit Council Create Survey For Residents To Weigh In On Budget Priorities

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February 11, 2019 - 9:09 am

(WWJ) Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones and councilmember Jenee Ayers are sending out a survey to residents asking them what they want to see in the upcoming budget.

It's the first time residents have been asked to weigh in on their personal priorities when it comes to city spending.

"We realized that we had not received the type of dollars that we used to receive from the federal government when it comes to community development block grant and neighborhood opportunity funds. And now we're looking at what the community feels and where they feel the money would do best to be utilized," Jones told WWJ's Vickie Thomas.

See the survey HERE. It has to be completed by noon on Feb. 22.

It asks people to rank their priorities when it comes to spending money on parks and recreation, public health and safety, parking and public works. The survey also requests that respondents tell the council where they would like to see police priorities: patrolling neighborhoods, schools, or working more proactively with residents to address crime.

Mayor Mike Duggan gives his budget address on March 7.