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REGIONAL WORKSHOP SEPTEMBER 20 IN SOUTH BEND ... REGISTER TODAY!
Friday, September 12 - 12:00 - 1:00pm
South Bend Chocolate Cafe, 122 S. Main Street, South Bend, Indiana
Event begins at noon. Come as early as 11:30 to purchase lunch.
SEPTEMBER CFED MEETING TO FOCUS ON SOUTH BEND'S BUDGET PROCESS: In May of 2013, the Community Forum sponsored a public meeting that addressed the question, "HOW DOES THE CITY OF SOUTH BEND DECIDE WHERE TO SPEND OUR MONEY?"
On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 7 PM we will resume the discussion at the LaSalle Branch Library (3232 W Ardmore Drive, SB), a meeting sponsored by the Community Forum for Economic Development.The discussion will be led by Deputy Mayor Mark Neal and City Controller John Murphy and the team from the City Administration of South Bend.
We will also be joined by Valerie Schey, the current chair of the SB Common Council's Committee on Personnel & Finance. We have asked that the discussion focus on how neighborhood needs and budget priorities are determined and how budget proposals address important issues such as: ● the reduction of vacant and abandoned properties,● neighborhood curb and sidewalk repair,● implementation of the MBE/WBE Diversity Utilization Program.
As we learn how each year's budget is determined, we anticipate hearing answers to the question: "How can South Bend's community members have a greater voice in how our budget meets our needs?" We invite you to join this discussion!
Visit http://www.lwvin.org for more information and to register.
South Bend - Jeff Sanford (R) and Ken Cotter (D), candidates for St. Joseph County Prosecutor, will participate in a live televised candidate debate hosted by the American Democracy Project of IU South Bend and the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area on WNIT public television Thursday, October 16th at 8:00 pm.
The debate will be moderated by Politically Speakinghost Elizabeth Bennion and broadcast to all 22 counties in WNIT's viewing area on channel 34.1 (Comcast channel 10). The ADP and League of Women Voters have co-sponsored live prosecutor debates in 2002, 2006, and 2010; this will be the first televised debate for that race in recent memory.
Elizabeth Bennion (IU South Bend Professor of Political Science) is Director of the American Democracy Project of IU South Bend and host of WNIT's Politically Speaking.
Jeannie O'Meara is Producer of Politically Speaking, WNIT's longest-running public affairs program. The prosecutor debate will be aired as a Politically Speaking Prime Time Special.
Geri Pawelski is President of the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government.
November 13 - 6:00pm - 8:0pm Temple Beth-El 305 W. Madison South Bend, IN
Beverages, including wine
Presentation of the Making Democracy Work Award
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