Fort Worth Lets Citizens Balance the Budget

Another round of budget cuts for Fort Worth

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    The skyline of Fort Worth is reflected in the Trinity River Park waters.

    If you're good with balancing your family budget maybe you can help out the city of Fort Worth.  The city is inviting residents to go online and choose what they think should be cut from the 2011 budget.

    "The input we receive online is going to go directly to the city manager and help him establish his presentation for the council," said Fort Worth spokesperson Jason Lamers.

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    Due to the hard economic times, Fort Worth city leaders are facing a budget deficit for a second year in a row.  This time around, it's $77 million.  Last year, the city closed down some swimming pools, cut back on mowing and instituted furlough days.

    That budget will be presented to the council in August.  Take part in the exercise here.