Saturday, May 10, 2008

Revised Budget Meeting Schedule

More information will be forthcoming on this website about the Fiscal Year 2009 (FY09) Budget, so we hope you will check back often and encourage others to do so. In the meantime, the revised schedule of meetings appears below. All meetings take place in the Government Office Building downtown.

The first public hearing, which concerns the Budget’s Tax Rate (to be explained in more depth on this website later today), remains on its originally scheduled date, this Monday, May 12.

The second public hearing on the FY09 Budget has been rescheduled for May 21. Because this second hearing is on a Wednesday night, it will not be televised live on PAC14 due to schedule conflicts with other programming commitments. However, PAC14 has graciously consented to tape it for later broadcast.

It is possible that the council may schedule additional work sessions the week of June 2, but no dates have been scheduled yet. Here is the revised schedule as it stands today:

Mon., May 12, 6 p.m., Council Chambers
Regular Council Meeting
Public Hearing on Budget’s Constant Yield Tax Rate
1st Reading of FY09 Budget Ordinance

Tues., May 13, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Room 305
GASB 45 Other Post-employment Benefits
Personnel Requests
Tax Rate
Follow-up on Outstanding Issues

Tues., May 20, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Room 305
Water and Sewer Fund
(This is an added-emphasis session due to the
presentation of the forecast to the council on
May 8 indicating possible severe rate increases.)

Wed., May 21, 6 p.m., Council Chambers
Public Hearing on FY09 Budget

Thurs., May 29, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Room 305
General Discussion
Follow-up on Outstanding Issues

Mon., June 9, 6 p.m., Council Chambers
Regular Council Meeting
2nd Reading and Adoption of FY09 Budget Ordinance

We hope this information assists you in planning your needed participation in the development of the city’s budget for FY09.