Share your feedback on the city’s proposed FY2024-25 budget

From a City of Piedmont press release on May 17:

The budget, adopted annually, serves as a major policy document and describes how Piedmont intends to finance its services and infrastructure in the coming year. The proposed FY2024-25 budget maintains existing service levels citywide and includes one new full time position: a Dispatch Supervisor, the second of two new Dispatcher positions made possible by the passage of Measure F

The proposed budget also includes funding for several projects aimed at improving service delivery and helping City staff work more efficiently, including a Public Works workflow and asset management system, digitization of paper records, online business licensing, online public records requests, and an upgraded City website.

Share feedback online or at public hearings in June
Community members are encouraged to share feedback and ask questions about the proposed FY2024-25 budget using the City’s online engagement portal HERE.

The City Council will hold public hearings on the proposed budget at two meetings in June:

FY2024-25 Budget Public Hearings
Monday, June 3 and Monday, June 17, 6 p.m.
City Council Chambers, 120 Vista Avenue

The Council is expected to adopt the FY2024-25 budget at the June 17 meeting. Community members are welcome to provide comment at both meetings in-person or via Zoom.

The City’s Budget Advisory & Financial Planning Committee met to review the proposed budget on Tuesday, May 14 and will provide a letter to City Council with their findings and recommendations in advance of budget adoption.

Proposed budget follows months of goal-setting and prioritization work
The City Council held a series of study sessions leading up to the release of the proposed budget beginning in March. Following discussions focused on governance and goal-setting, the Council held two budget workshops where they explored revenue projections, costs necessary to maintain existing service levels, planned capital projects, and proposed system improvement and technology projects.

In previous years, formal budget discussions began in May, following the release of the proposed budget. The expanded process this year continues the City’s evolution towards long-term planning, a shift that has been underway for a decade at the recommendation of the Budget Advisory and Financial Planning Committee.

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