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The City Council this week began its review of Mayor Jerry Sanders’ budget proposal for the coming year, kick-starting a process that will likely last until early June. Meanwhile, Sanders will hold eight town hall meetings — one in every council member’s district — to discuss his financial plan.

Here is a list of the various public meetings that residents can attend:

April 19: A District 7 town hall meeting will be held by the Mayor’s Office at the Allied Gardens Recreation Center, located at 5155 Greenbriar Ave. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

April 23: A District 6 town hall meeting will be held by the Mayor’s Office at the Serra Mesa-Kearney Mesa Library, located at 9005 Aero Drive. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

April 24: A District 3 town hall meeting will be held by the Mayor’s Office at the Weingart Branch Theatre, located at 1795 Fairmount Ave. in City Heights. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

April 25: The council will hear a presentation of the mayor’s budget and comment from members of the public. The meeting will take place at the Catamaran Hotel, located at 3999 Mission Blvd. in Pacific Beach from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

April 26: A District 8 town hall meeting will be held by the Mayor’s Office at San Ysidro High School, located at 5353 Airway Road in Otay Mesa. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

April 30: A District 1 town hall meeting will be held by the Mayor’s Office at the La Jolla Recreation Center, located at Prospect Ave. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

May 2: The council will review the budgets for specific city departments: park and recreation (9 a.m.), library (11 a.m.), and programs for the arts, culture, and promoting San Diego (2 p.m.). The meeting will be held in the council chambers, located on the 12 floor of 202 C St. in downtown San Diego.

May 2: A District 4 town hall meeting will be held by the Mayor’s Office at the Malcolm X Library, located at 5148 Market St. in Valencia Park. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

May 3: The council will review the budgets for specific city departments: engineering and capital projects, environmental services and general services, which oversees facilities, streets and storm water control will be heard at 9 a.m. The Water Department and Metropolitan Wastewater will be discussed at 2 p.m.

May 7: The council will review the budgets for specific city departments: the City Attorney’s Office and the City Clerk’s Office. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m.

May 7: A District 5 town hall meeting will be held by the Mayor’s Office at the Scripps Ranch Library, located at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

May 9: The council will review the budgets for specific city departments: Homeland security, the Gang Commission, Police Department, Fire Department and paramedics will be heard at 9 a.m. The retirement system and agencies overseeing purchasing, contracts, information technology and human resources will be discussed at 2 p.m.

May 10: The council will review the budgets for specific city departments: Development Services Department, planning, the Ethics Commission, and the Real Estate Assets Department will be heard at 9 a.m. The Mayor’s Office, City Council and the independent budget analyst will be discussed at 2 p.m.

May 15: The council will review the budgets for the Redevelopment Agency and its entities, such as the Centre City Development Corp. and the Southeastern Economic Development Corp.

May 16: The council will put the final touches on the budget at a 2 p.m. meeting.

All of the council meetings, unless otherwise indicated, are held on the 12th floor of 202 C St. in downtown San Diego.

A District 2 town hall meeting was held last night by the mayor at the Hervey Library in Point Loma.

EVAN McLAUGHLIN

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