Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is set to hold three town hall meetings next week to gather public input on the city's 2016 budget.
"In preparing for the introduction of the 2016 budget, I want to ensure the budget represents a collaborative process and reflects input from residents across the city," Emanuel said in a news release. "As we continue to do the hard work necessary to balance the budget and right the fiscal ship, it is important that we engage with Chicagoans to ensure the city is put on a path of financial sustainability."
Emanuel is seeking recommendations from the public on city savings, reforms and revenue ideas. The mayor will be at the town hall meetings with his finance team and cabinet members, according to his office.
Here are the dates and locations of the meetings, which each begin at 6:30 p.m.:
* Monday, August 31: Malcolm X College, 1900 West Van Buren St.
* Wednesday, September 2: South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South South Shore Drive
* Thursday, September 3: Wright College, 4300 North Narragansett Ave.
Doors will open for the meetings at 5:30 p.m.
Emanuel will release his 2016 budget proposal on September 22.