Mayor Lightfoot believes that our city’s budget is a moral document that must reflect the needs of all of our residents and neighborhoods.

That’s why last year—despite a historic $1.2 billion deficit—Mayor Lightfoot worked with the City Council to pass a 2021 budget that made transformative investments in areas like mental health supports and community-based violence prevention.

Our current budget protects essential city services and makes critical investments in our communities. The Mayor worked closely with our partners in the labor movement to ensure that not a single city worker lost their job or health insurance, and that Chicagoans continued to receive essential city services. 

Now, as the city prepares the 2022 budget, Mayor Lightfoot wants to hear from you. 

The Mayor is launching a robust community engagement process to receive input from residents, so that our budget continues to reflect the needs of Chicagoans. 

There are three budget engagement forums coming up across the city starting this Saturday:

South Side 2022 Budget Engagement Forum
August 7th, 10 AM-12 PM
XS Tennis and Education Foundation
5336 S State St

West Side 2022 Budget Engagement Forum
August 11th, 6 PM-8 PM
Malcolm X College Gymnasium
1900 W Jackson Blvd

North Side 2022 Budget Engagement Forum
August 12th, 6 PM-8 PM
Truman College
1145 W Wilson Ave

For more information or to register, please visit chicago.gov/2022budget.

We look forward to seeing you there.