Remember last September’s mini tax rebellion, the one led by residents of South Street ticked off about their property tax bills?

Well, the Southies and anyone else with gimlet eye for government fat and waste will get a chance to help shape the Red Bank borough budget in a way not previously available to the citizenry, elected officials say.

The borough council’s finance committee will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, March 6 at 5:30p to discuss the budget outlook and to solicit input from taxpayers.

The idea is to create greater transparency about the workings of government, said finance committee chairman and rookie Councilman Michael DuPont. Department heads will be available to answer questions about the financial needs of their domains, he said.

This means that for the first time in memory, the general public may get a look at the budget before it’s introduced as an ordinance.

The meeting will be held in the council chambers on the first floor of Borough Hall, 90 Monmouth Street at the corner of Maple Avenue.

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