Atlanta residents, business leaders and other stakeholders will be able to weigh in on the city of Atlanta’s proposed budget for 2018 during a virtual public hearing on May 11 at 6:15 p.m.

The city is proposing a general fund budget of $637 million, an increase of $29.8 million over last year’s budget. The proposed operating fund budget is $2 billion, an increase of $30.2 million from last year. The full budget can be viewed online.

The meeting will be broadcast live on Channel 26 and can be viewed online on Atlanta City Council’s website.

Questions from participants will be answered during the live broadcast and can be sent in by posting on social media, emailing or calling.

1. Email atlantacouncil@atlantaga.gov

2. Submit questions through Twitter to @ATLCouncil and use the hashtag #atlFY2018budget

3. Call (404) 330-6309

4. Text questions to (404) 392-0159

5. Post questions on city council’s Facebook page.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.