In light of the projected $68 million 2010 budget deficit, the Lakeview Civic Improvement Association (LCIA) hosted a town hall discussion entitled, “New Orleans’ City Budget: What it Means to You” on Saturday, November 14, to provide insight into our city’s upcoming fiscal and redevelopment challenges. Councilmembers Arnie Fielkow and Shelley Midura and LCIA board members presented at this meeting. As President of the LCIA, I believe that it is our duty to facilitate issue driven discussions to ensure that our community’s needs are reflected in the city’s plan for recovery. It continues to be a pleasure to work with the city’s leadership and lend my perspective as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Practitioner. as we work together to reach economic stability. Learn more about Saturday’s meeting and New Orleans’ recovery challenges by reading the article published by The Times-Picayune.