Thursday, February 23, 2017

Richmond City Council schedule for establishing the FY 2018/2019 Richmond (Biennial) Government Budget

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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Richmond City Council schedule for establishing the FY 2018/2019 Richmond (Biennial) Government Budget

The Richmond Government Budget includes: General Fund, Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), Special Funds, Enterprise Funds, Internal Service Funds, Federal and State funds and funds provided to Richmond Public Schools.
         
WHAT        (Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.) - The Richmond City Council Budget Review and Approval Schedule for establishing the Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Richmond (Biennial) Government Budget is listed below.

                      The schedule includes Council budget work sessions, special meetings, public hearings and action dates. Richmond Residents are invited and encouraged to contact the Councilmember representing them in their Richmond Voter District regarding the budget and/or to attend public budget meetings.

                           This schedule is a working outline and dates/times/locations are subject to updates/change.

Richmond City Council FY 2018/2019 Richmond (Biennial) Government Budget 
Review/Amendment/Approval Schedule
Most Public Meetings to be held in Richmond City Hall; 900 E. Broad St. Richmond, Virginia 23219 U.S.A.
NOTE: This schedule is subject to updates.

Date/Time
Description
Location
November 2016
Nov. 14, 2016
6:00-8:00 p.m.

During Richmond City Council Formal Meeting
Public Meeting: Richmond City Council Formal Meeting 
Richmond Real Estate Tax Rate Ordinance adopted/passed during scheduled Richmond City Council Formal Meeting. Richmond City Council kept low Rate, at $1.20 per $100. Council has kept at lowest rate in more than 30 years. (2008-present rate is at $1.20/$100). Ex: rate was $2.12/$100 in 1980)
Richmond City Council Chambers
November 2016
Council Chief of Staff Office works on budget/holds numerous internal staff meetings/meetings with Admin.
Various locations
December 2016
December 2016
Council Chief of Staff Office works on budget/holds numerous internal staff meetings/meetings with Admin.
Various locations
January 2017
January 2017

Richmond Public Schools Board of Trustees to receive Richmond Public Schools Superintendent’s Proposed upcoming FY Richmond Public Schools Budget
As determined
February 2017
February 2017
Public Meeting
Richmond Public Schools Board of Trustees to approve proposed FY 2018 Richmond Public Schools Budget, which is to be transmitted to Mayor/ Administration.
TBD
March 2017
Monday,
March 6, 2017
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Public Meeting: Richmond City Council Special Meeting
Mayor to submit to Richmond City Council a proposed FY 2018/2019 Richmond (Biennial) Government Budget (To include: Proposed budgets, a budget message and a Proposed Richmond Capital Improvement Plan budget.)
Richmond City Council Chambers
Monday,
March 13, 2017
1:00-4:00 p.m.


Richmond City Council Informal and Formal Meetings also to be held (beginning at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively)






Public Meeting: Council Special Meeting – Budget Work Session
Education and Workforce Development (Noon-2 p.m.)
• Richmond Public Schools
         
Detailed Council Budget Overview of Mayor’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Richmond (Biennial) Government Budget
• Richmond Real Estate Tax & Fee Rates
• Major Richmond General Fund Expenditure Changes
• One-time Richmond Budget Items
• Debt Service
• Richmond City Administration Personnel Complement
     - Changes (Position Eliminations)
     - Unfunded Vacant Positions
        
     - Pay Raises
        
• Richmond Govt. Employee Benefits/Human Resources
• Richmond City Government Retirement Rates/System
      - Cost of Living Allowances (COLA)
Richmond City Council Chambers
Thursday,
March 16, 2017
5:00-6:30 p.m.

To be held during Richmond City Council Finance and Economic Development Standing Committee meeting

Public Meeting: Council Special Meeting – Budget Work Session
To be held during Richmond City Council Finance Standing Committee
The following reviews are scheduled to be held during the Richmond City Council Finance and Economic Development Standing Committee meeting:
     Richmond City Council Offices
         - Council Office of the Assessor of Real Estate
         - Council Office of the City Attorney
         - Council Office of the City Auditor
         - Council Office of the City Clerk
         - Council Chief of Staff Office
         - Richmond City Council
Richmond City Council Chambers
Friday,
March 17, 2017
10:00 a.m.-Noon
Council Chief of Staff Office Internal Budget Work Meeting
3rd Floor, Council Conf. Rm. A
Monday,
March 20, 2017
1:00-4:00 p.m.


Public Meeting: Council Special Meeting – Budget Work Session
Well-Managed Government
• Richmond Department of Finance
• Richmond Department of Information Technology
                                                                                                 
Transportation, Sustainability and Natural Environment
• Richmond Department of Public Works
   (Including Parking Management and Fleet Mgmt.)
• Richmond Department of Public Utilities
                                                                                                 
Richmond Non-Departmental                                                     
Richmond City Council Chambers
Friday,
March 24, 2017
10:00 a.m.-Noon
Council Chief of Staff Office Internal Budget Work Meeting
3rd Floor, Council Conf. Rm. A
Monday,
March 27, 2017
1:00-4:00 p.m.




Council Informal and Formal Meetings also to be held (beginning at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively)
Public Meeting: Council Special Meeting - Introduction of Legislation and – Budget Work Session

Community Safety and Well-Being
• Richmond Police Department
• Richmond Department of Fire & Emergency Services
• Richmond Dept. of Emergency Communications
• Virginia – State/Constitutional Offices (Public Safety)
         - Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond Office
            of the City Sheriff
         - Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond Office
           of the Virginia Commonwealth's Attorney
Richmond City Council Chambers
Monday,
March 27, 2017
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Richmond City Council Formal Meeting
Introduction of Federal Funds Consolidated Plan/Budget  Official Introduction of Richmond City Council Ordinances regarding U.S.A. Department of Housing and Urban Development (USHUD)/Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds/Federal funds for Council public hearing being held during upcoming Council Formal meeting.                                     
Richmond City Council Chambers
Friday,
March 31, 2017
10:00 a.m.-Noon
Council Chief of Staff Office Internal Budget Work Meeting
3rd Floor, Council Conf. Rm.
April 2017
Monday,
April 3, 2017
1:00-4:00 p.m.

Richmond City Council Organizational Development Standing Committee Meeting to be held: 5:00-7:00 p.m.


Public Meeting: Council Special Meeting – Budget Work Session
Unique, Healthy & Inclusive Communities & Neighborhoods & Economic Growth    
• Richmond Dept. of Economic & Community Develop.
   (including Richmond Workforce Development)                         
• Richmond Dept. of Planning and Develop. Review
        
Review of Federal Funds Consolidated Plan/Budget  
Review of Ordinances regarding U.S.A. Department of Housing & Urban Development (USHUD)/Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds/Federal funds. Public hearing to be held during upcoming Council Formal meeting.        
Richmond Capital Improvement Plan
Richmond City Council Chambers

Friday,
April 7, 2017
10:00 a.m.-Noon
Council Chief of Staff Office Internal Budget Work Meeting
3rd Floor, Council Conf. Rm. A
Monday,
April 10, 2017
1:00-4:00 p.m.

Council Informal and Formal Meetings also to be held (beginning at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively)
Public Meeting: Council Special Meeting – Budget Work Session
Unique, Healthy & Inclusive Communities & Neighborhoods & Economic Growth
• Richmond Dept. of Justice Services
• Richmond Dept. of Parks, Recreation and
   Community Facilities
• Richmond Dept. of Social Services
• Mayor’s Office of Community Wealth Building
Richmond City Council Chambers
Tuesday,
April 11, 2017
Noon
DEADLINE: Councilmembers to submit proposed budget amendments to Council Office of the Council Chief of Staff Budget Staff by Noon
N/A
Thursday,
April 13, 2017
10:00 a.m.-Noon
Council Chief of Staff Office Internal Budget Work Meeting
3rd Floor, Council Conf. Rm. A
Monday,
April 17, 2017
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Public Meeting: Council Special Meeting – Budget Work Session
Council Draft Budget Amendments Presented
Discussion – Part 1
Richmond City Council Chambers
Friday,
April 21, 2017
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Public Meeting: Council Special Meeting – Budget Work Session
Council Draft Budget Amendments
Discussion – Part 2
Richmond City Council Chambers
Monday,
April 24, 2017
1:00-4:00 p.m.

Public Meeting: Council Special Meeting – Budget Work Session
Council Draft Budget Amendments
Discussion – Part 3
Richmond City Council Chambers
Monday,
April 24, 2017
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Council Formal Meeting
Public Meeting: Budget Hearings: Council Formal Meeting
Public Hearing on Budget to be held during Council Formal Meeting to solicit additional public input on Richmond Government Budget.
                                                                                                      
Public Hearing of U.S.A. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (USHUD)/Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds/Federal funds.
Richmond City Council Chambers
Wednesday,
April 26, 2017
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Public Meeting: Council Special Meeting – Budget Work Session
Council Draft Budget Amendments
Discussion – Part 4
Richmond City Council Chambers
May 2017
Monday,
May 1, 2017
Beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Council Organizational Development Standing Committee Mtng. follows
Public Meeting: Council Special Mtng. – Budget Amendments
Introduction of Council Budget Amendments
Richmond City Council Chambers
Monday,
May 8, 2017
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Council Formal Meeting
Public Meeting: Council Formal Meeting
Budget Established - Possible Final Vote
Richmond City Council FY 2018/2019 Richmond (Biennial) Government Budget to be Established
Council to vote on final amendments/parts of the Fiscal Year 2018 Richmond Government Budget, which includes Richmond Government Budget includes: Richmond General Fund, Richmond Capital Improvement Plan (RCIP), Special Funds, Enterprise Funds, Internal Service Funds, Federal and State funds and funds provided to Richmond Public Schools (Note: Including U.S.A. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (USHUD)/Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds/Federal funds.)
Richmond City Council Chambers
Monday,
May 15, 2017
DEADLINE: Richmond Public Schools Budget Adoption
State/Schools Deadline:
Pursuant to the Virginia Code of Laws: 22.1-93, Richmond City Council must adopt a Budget for Richmond Public Schools by May 15, or within 30 days of receipt of state school funding estimates to localities, whichever shall occur later.
N/A
Tuesday,
May 16, 2017
Federal Funds Submission *DEADLINE*/A
Federal Deadline:
Pursuant to U.S. Federal Law: The request for U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant funds, which shall include Annual Consolidated Action Plans and Budgets, must be submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development no later than 45 days before the start of the grantee’s program year.
N/A
Wednesday,
May 31, 2017
State/City Deadline:
Pursuant to Richmond City Charter - Chapter 6. Budgets, Section 6.11, Richmond City Council shall adopt a Richmond Government Budget not later than the thirty-first day of May.

July 2017
July 1, 2017
New Richmond City Council
FY 2018/2019 Richmond (Biennial) Government Budget begins



CONTACT    Richmond Residents are invited and encouraged to contact the Richmond City Councilmember representing their Richmond Voter District, using the following contact information:

2017 Richmond City Council Councilmember/ Liaison Contact Information
Richmond West End 1st Voter District _______________________________

The Honorable Andreas D. Addison
Councilman, Richmond City Council
Richmond West End 1st Voter District
            804.646.5935 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            andreas.addison@richmondgov.com (email)

            Ms. Chelsi H. Bennett, Liaison for The Honorable Andreas D. Addison
            Richmond City Council, Richmond West End 1st Voter District
            804.646.5935 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            chelsi.bennett@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District __________________________

The Honorable Kimberly B. Gray
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District
            804.646.6532 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            kimberly.gray@richmondgov.com (email)

            Mr. Craig Bieber, Liaison for The Honorable Charles R. Samuels
            Richmond City Council, Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District
            804.646.6532 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            craig.bieber@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District ______________________________
     
The Honorable Chris A. Hilbert
(Council President)   
Councilman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District
            804.646.6055 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            chris.hilbert@richmondgov.com (email)

            Ms. Lisa F. Townes, Liaison for The Honorable Chris A. Hilbert
            Richmond City Council, Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District Liaison
            804.646.6055 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            lisa.townes@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Southwest 4th Voter District ______________________________
     
The Honorable Kristen Nye Larson
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Southwest 4th Voter District
            804.646.5646 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            kristen.larson@richmondgov.com (email) 

            Mr. Bryce H. Lyle, Liaison for The Honorable Kristen Nye Larson
            Richmond City Council, Richmond Southwest 4th Voter District
            804. 646.5646 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            bryce.lyle@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Central 5th Voter District ________________________________
    
The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto
Councilman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Central 5th Voter District
            804.646.5724 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            parker.agelasto@richmondgov.com (email)

            Ms. Amy Robins, Liaison for The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto
            Richmond City Council, Richmond Central 5th Voter District
            804.646.5724 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)     
            amy.robins@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District ______________________________

The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District
            804.646.7964 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            ellen.robertson@richmondgov.com (email)
                                                     
            Mr. Kiya Stokes, Liaison for The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson
            Richmond City Council, Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District
            804.646.7964 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            kiya.stokes@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond East End 7th Voter District _______________________________
   
The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille
(Council Vice President)
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond East End 7th Voter District
            804.646.3012 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            cynthia.newbille@richmondgov.com (email)

            Mr. Sam Patterson, Liaison for The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille
            Richmond City Council, Richmond East End 7th Voter District
            804.646.3012 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            sam.patterson@richmondgov.com (email)

Richmond Southside 8th Voter District ______________________________
  
The Honorable Reva M. Trammell
Councilwoman, Richmond City Council
Richmond Southside 8th Voter District
            804.646.6591 (office tel); 804.646.6592 (desk tel)
            804.240.5050 (mobile tel); 804.233.7382 (home)
            804.516.8067 (mobile tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            reva.trammell@richmondgov.com (email)

            Mr. Rick Bishop, Liaison for The Honorable Reva M. Trammell
            Richmond City Council, Richmond Southside 8th Voter District
            804.646.6591 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            richard.bishop@richmondgov.com (email) 

Richmond South Central 9th Voter District __________________________
     
The Honorable Michael J. Jones
Councilman, Richmond City Council
Richmond South Central 9th Voter District
             804.646.2779 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            michael.jones@richmondgov.com (email) 

            Ms. Hope Elliott, Liaison for The Honorable Michelle R. Mosby
            Richmond City Council, Richmond South Central 9th Voter District
            804.646.2779 (office tel); 804.646.5468 (fax)
            hope.elliott@richmondgov.com (email)

Mailing Address
The Honorable _________
Councilwoman/Councilman
Richmond City Council
Full name of Richmond Voter District
Richmond City Hall
900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305
Richmond, Virginia  23219 U.S.A.

Background - Richmond Government Budget ____________________________________
As Richmond Residents, we pool our resources in order to own and operate our local government and decide what public services we want to invest in; the priority (investment levels) for these services; and, how we pay for them. Examples of our services include the management, oversight and delivery of such things as clean/safe water; streets/parks; laws; law enforcement/firefighting/rescue; trash/sewage removal; public transportation; and, our children’s education. Together, we own, operate, use and benefit from these services on a daily basis.
          
     Funding for our services and enforcement of laws comes from state, local and federal sources, including fees and taxes.  
          
     In order to set the investments levels we want for these services, Richmond City Council establishes an official annual Richmond Government Budget in May of each year for the upcoming Fiscal Year.

      The Richmond Government Budget is based on a Fiscal Year that runs July 1 to June 30 annually and the City operates on a two-year fiscal plan (Budget) that includes the Richmond General Fund, Richmond Capital Improvement Plan, Richmond Special Funds, Richmond Enterprise Funds, Richmond Internal Service Funds, the City Government contribution to Richmond Public Schools; and, additional state, federal, and other funds provided to Richmond Public Schools.

      The Richmond Government Budget is typically amended annually. Thus, every year a proposed (draft) Richmond Government Budget (Fiscal Plan) is submitted to Richmond City Council by the Mayor, who is responsible for administering local government services. Council then reviews, analyzes, amends and establishes an official Richmond Government Budget based on the priorities of Richmond Residents.
                     
     Richmond City Council budget deliberations begin each August and intensify the following year. They include more than two dozen public meetings, hearings and work sessions from August through May.

     The Richmond Government Budget takes the form of Ordinances that are approved by Richmond City Council each May for an upcoming Fiscal Year.

Richmond City Council _________________________________________________________

MISSION The mission of Richmond City Council is to represent citizens in creating and amending local laws, providing government policy and oversight, and approving the city budget.

VISION Richmond City Council is committed to creating a vibrant community that is a great place to live, work, learn, play, visit and raise a family.


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Steven R. Skinner
Council Public Information Manager
RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL
OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL CHIEF OF STAFF
Richmond City Council Executive Offices
Richmond City Hall
900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305
Richmond, Virginia  23219 U.S.A.
804.646.6052 (tel)
804.937.1386 (home/mobile)
804.335.4054 (mobile)
804.646.5468 (fax)
______________________________________________________________

MISSION The mission of Richmond City Council is to
represent citizens in creating and amending local laws,
 providing government policy and oversight, and
approving the city budget.

VISION Richmond City Council is committed to
creating a vibrant community that is a great place
to live, work, learn, play, visit and raise a family.