March 8 Budget Forum: What’s In Store for FY 2011?

Mayor Fenty’s proposed budget for next year will be out in less a month.  We all know the outlook is pretty bleak, with the District facing an enormous revenue shortfall as a result of the recession.   The Mayor and Council face very difficult decisions over how to preserve important services such as education and health care.

Just how bad is the budget shortfall?  What has been cut already?  What revenue increases are being considered?  How can residents and organizations get involved to make a difference in the budget outcomes?

These important questions will be addressed at a forum this coming Monday, March 8, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th Street, NW.  (Registration and coffee start at 9:00.)

Speakers include:

–Ed Lazere, Executive Director, DC Fiscal Policy Institute
–Eric Goulet, Budget Director, Council of the District of Columbia
–Fitzroy Lee, Chief Economist, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
–Dawn Slonneger, Chief of Staff, Office of the Honorable Vincent C. Gray
–T.J. Sutcliffe, Director of Advocacy & Public Policy, The Arc of the District of Columbia

The event is sponsored by The Arc of DC, The DC Fiscal Policy Institute, The Fair Budget Coalition, and Think Twice Before You Slice, a project of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and the Nonprofit  Roundtable of Greater Washington.

Please RSVP to Tina Marshall at or 202-408-1080.