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Budget issues to be the main topic at town hall meeting

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Later tonight the public gets a chance to speak out about the City of Tucson's $1.3 billion budget.  One councilman is holding a special town hall to go over some of the financial pitfalls ahead of the city. 

It is not easy or convenient to drive downtown, file into these city council chambers right after work at least that is what Steve Kozachik says and why he is holding this budget town hall later tonight.

He wants to give people more one-on-one about the budget, go into more detail, something that cannot happen at council meetings. 

This is partially because the budget is 300 pages long.  Kozachik says his voters may have questions on several issues about why the city is paying out more. 

From a city employee raises to increasing pensions, from streetcar payments to the new communication tower on Tumamoc Hill.

He says the city can limp through this year financially, but two or three years down the road it will be worse. 

Councilor Kozachik is expecting a packed house tonight at the town hall, which will be happening at the Ward Six office, near Speedway and Country Club from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tonight.

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