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File #: [21-0137]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Filed
File created: 2/5/2021 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 2/24/2021 Final action: 2/24/2021
Title: Initial Budget Public Forum on the Annual Budget, Capital Program, Use of Grants and Related Items, and Potential Legislative Requests.
Attachments: 1. Draft Staff Presentation, 2. Attachment 1 - Chapel Hill Strategic Goals and Objectives 2020-22.pdf, 3. Attachment 2 - FY 2021-35 Capital Program.pdf, 4. Staff Presentation
Related files: [21-0449], [21-0520], [21-0527]


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Initial Budget Public Forum on the Annual Budget, Capital Program, Use of Grants and Related Items, and Potential Legislative Requests.
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Staff:
Department:
Amy Oland, Director
Business Management
Matt Brinkley, Assistant Director


Overview: This initial public forum is an opportunity for the Council to receive public comment related to the development of the FY 2021-22 Town Budget.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council receive comments from the public on the forum topics listed below; and that the Council refer comments and questions to the Town Manager to consider in the budget process.

OVERVIEW OF THE BUDGET PROCESS

Through the Town's annual budget process, the Council makes decisions on the level and types of services provided to the public with local, state and federal funds. The budget process reflects direction from the Council, beginning with the Council's 2020-22 Strategic Goals and Objectives (Attachment 1). Adopting a budget determines the level of resources available for Town services over the coming budget year.

Process for Participation by the Public
Additional public forums and hearings on the budget and related items will be held at 7:00 pm on:

April 7 A public forum to:
* Receive comments on the preliminary plan for uses of 21-22 CDBG program funds

May 19 Public Hearing on:
* the recommended budget for the service year beginning on July 1, 2021; use of public transportation grants; recommended 15-year capital program; Downtown Service District program.

The public may also make comments to the Mayor and Council by email at mayorandcouncil@townofchapelhill.org or by letter at Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 at any time in the budget process.

Staff has provided notice on the Town's website.





TOPICS FOR THE FEBRUARY 24 PUBLIC FORUM AND HEARING

a. Annual Budget for 2021-22: preparing the budget for the service year beginning on July 1, 2021.

b. 2022-36 Capital Program: capital impro...

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