Many people have opinions about the Bend City budget and which programs get cut or kept. Now is your chance to find out what the City plans to spend on in the coming year, and your chance to speak up about those plans. Justin Finestone is the spokesperson for the City of Bend. He wants people to get involved in the upcoming open lines meeting. "Its kind of an open house, where people can come, speak one on one with the Council, talk to the Councilors about their priortities for the budget. It's going to be budget focused. And they can let the councilors know their priorities so they can take those into the budget deliberations." The deliberations will be at the North Fire Training Station on May 23rd through the 25th. But first, the open lines meetings will be at 5:30 p.m. on May 18th at City Hall. Finestone says it's a good idea to check out the City website: "And you can find those meetings times and dates there's also are budget is posted there; gigantic voluminous budget. There's also a budget in brief that's also a little easier to digest. So we just invite the public to get involved it's their budget and we want their input before the City Council makes decisions on that budget." That website is: www.cityfactcheck.com.