The city of San Antonio wants residents to help decide where to cut money from the city budget.

Monday night was the first of seven scheduled hearings on the city's budget for 2014, presented last week by city manager Sheryl Sculley.

The city is listening to residents to find out what city services are most important to them.

Monday night's hearing was held at the West Side Senior Center. City staff was on hand to answer questions and take comments.

"There's a budget shortfall this year," said District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales. "We're talking from $35 to $50 million and we know that we have to make cuts somewhere so we're asking for some of the community's involvement to find out really what is a top priority for our community." 

  • Tuesday's public hearing will be held at the Parkhills Baptist Church on U.S. Highway 281.
  • Wednesday's hearing will be at St. Paul's Community Center on Donaldson.
  • Thursday's hearing will be at the Tri-Point YMCA Grantham Center on North St. Mary's.

Every hearing starts at 6 p.m. The budget will be adopted on Sept. 12.