DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas City Council got its first in-depth look at the proposed city budget on Monday.
The council heard a presentation that would allow the city to balance the budget without a property tax increase. It also includes hiring 200 police officers and 200 firefighters.
On the down side, the plan calls for the elimination of more than 400 city positions and the closing of five community swimming pools. If approved, the plan would also hike water rates by an average of $4.00 a month.
As the council considers the proposed budget they’re looking for input from the public. Dallas residents are being encouraged to give their input at any of the dozens of scheduled Budget Town Hall Meetings.
Check out the list below for the dates, times and locations of meetings across the city.