Rochester, NY -- The city of Rochester is holding four public forums -- one in each quadrant of the city -- to get ideas from citizens on how best to spend a total of $200,000 on public safety projects and improvements.
The city will take the ideas from each forum, review them, then come back to the public for a vote on the finalists.
Ideas could range from more police cameras, to enhanced citizen patrols, to making a park safer.
City communications head Gary Walker says if this type of "citizen budgeting" works well, it might be extended to other city functions.
Monday night's forum is set for 6 p.m. at Edgerton Community Center. The others are set for next week. $50,000 is available for each quadrant.