Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Councilwoman Trammell to hold meeting for the Richmond Southside 8th Voter District


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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Councilwoman Trammell to hold meeting for the Richmond Southside 8th Voter District

All Richmond Southside 8th Voter District residents invited to attend

WHAT            Richmond, Virginia The Honorable Reva M. Trammell, Richmond City Council, Richmond Southside 8th Voter District, will hold a meeting for the Richmond Southside 8th Voter District. The planned agenda and special guests for this meeting include:
                                                                                                                                    
AGENDA/SPECIAL GUESTS

·    Getting You Ready for the Storm
Mr. Anthony McLean, Deputy Director
Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services
                                      
·    How to Perform CPR
Mr. Chip Decker, Chief Executive Officer
Richmond Ambulance Authority

·    Development Plans for the Site at 716 Jeff Davis Highway
Ms. Lory Markham, Founder/Principal
Markham Planning Development & Real Estate Services     

·    Richmond Police Department Officers and Firefighters from the Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services
                                                                                                    
WHEN           Thursday, May 17, 2018
                     6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE          Satellite Restaurant & Lounge
                     4000 Jefferson Davis Highway, Richmond, Virginia

CONTACT    For more information, please contact:
Councilwoman Reva Trammell, at 804.240.5050 (mobile); or, 804.233.7382 (home), or via email at
reva.trammell@richmondgov.com
                     

     Councilwoman Trammell personally holds meetings that include information on her goals and accomplishments, a thematic agenda, special guests and refreshments. These meetings are free and open to the public and all Richmond Southside 8th Voter District residents are invited and encouraged to attend.         

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Richmond City Council establishes the FY 2019/2020 Richmond (Biennial) Government Budget


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Richmond City Council establishes the FY 2019/2020 Richmond (Biennial) Government Budget
                                   
Richmond, Virginia - Richmond City Council last night established a balanced, responsible and transparent Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Richmond (Biennial) Government Budget (fiscal plan).
                                                                               
     Richmond City Council’s annual establishment of the Richmond Government Budget represents its most fundamental role as the Governing Body of Richmond and serves as the foundation and ultimate act of its policymaking and stewardship over our local government on behalf of all Richmond residents.

     The Richmond City Council FY 2019/2020 Richmond Government (Biennial) Budget (fiscal plan) includes the following highlights:

·       The Richmond City Council FY 2019 Richmond Government Budget, which includes the General Fund, Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), Special Funds, Enterprise Funds, Internal Service Funds, Federal and State funds, and funds provided to Richmond Public Schools, is approximately $1.7 billion, which represents a Richmond General Fund Budget of $719,902,216.

·       Richmond City Council is keeping the Richmond Real Estate Tax at its lowest rate in decades, at $1.20 per $100 of assessed value. Council has worked hard to ensure this rate has remained unchanged for the last 11 years.

·       Invests $320.7 million in Richmond Public Schools, which includes $169.1 million in the Richmond General Fund and $151.6 million in the Richmond Capital Improvement Plan.

·         Richmond City Council provided for increased financial transparency, integrity, and accountability of the Richmond Government Budget process.
                                                    
     Richmond City Council sincerely appreciates the outstanding dedication, commitment, expertise, and hard work demonstrated throughout the budget process and particularly commends the cooperation of the City Council staff, City Administration, and Richmond Public Schools personnel for their unwavering efforts.
                                                                                                                        
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 investment 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, and the City Government contribution to Richmond Public Schools; as well as 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 operates what can best be described as a Council-Mayor form of government, with Richmond City Council serving as the governing body and a separately elected at-large mayor providing oversight of day-to-day administration of services through a Chief Administrative Officer. Richmond has the only government like it in the Commonwealth, and – compounded with Virginia cities and counties operating as separate entities, the state's strict adherence to the "Dillon Rule", and other major and minor differences in other locality, state, and federal laws – the only one like it in the nation.

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.

CONTACT   
For more information, please contact:
Jason Hundley, Council Public Relations Specialist, at
804.646.5420 (tel) or
jason.hundley@richmondgov.com (email)

Steve Skinner, Council Public Information Manager, at
804.646.6052 (tel)
or steven.skinner@richmondgov.com (email)

For Richmond Government Budget, policy and oversight, Richmond residents are invited and encouraged to contact the Councilmember representing them in their Richmond Voter District (http://eservices.ci.richmond.va.us/applications/propertysearch/Search.aspx) Contact information is as follows:

2017-2020 Richmond City Council
                          
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)
                                                                                                            
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)

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)

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) 

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)

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)

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)

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)

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) 

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



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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Councilwoman Robertson, Councilwoman Newbille, and Mayor Stoney to celebrate honorary street block named for Mr. Oliver R. H. Singleton


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Councilwoman Robertson, Councilwoman Newbille, and Mayor Stoney to celebrate honorary street block named for Mr. Oliver R. H. Singleton

Community invited and encouraged to attend
         
WHAT         Richmond, Virginia - The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District; The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond East End 7th Voter District; and, The Honorable Levar M. Stoney, Mayor of Richmond, will hold a special celebration regarding the honorary naming designation of the 2700 block of East Grace Street in Richmond, Virginia, on behalf of Mr. Oliver Rodney Hunt Singleton, which was established by Richmond City Council Ordinance #2018-036 on February 26, 2018. This is a free event and open to the public and the entire community is invited and encouraged to attend.

WHEN         Tuesday, May 15, 2018
                  10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
                   
WHERE        2708 E. Grace Street
                       Richmond, Virginia

CONTACT   For more information, please contact Mr. Kiya Stokes, Liaison for The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District, at 804.646.7964 (tel), or kiya.stokes@richmondgov.com (email)





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Monday, May 7, 2018

Councilwoman Gray will hold a news conference regarding the proposed GRTC bus stop on North Davis Avenue and bus turnaround on West Grace Street


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Councilwoman Gray will hold a news conference regarding the proposed GRTC bus stop on North Davis Avenue and bus turnaround on West Grace Street

Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District residents invited to attend

WHAT          Richmond, Virginia U.S.A. - The Honorable Kim B. Gray, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District, will hold a news conference regarding the proposed GRTC Transit Company bus stop on North Davis Avenue and bus turnaround on West Grace Street in the Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District. Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District residents are invited to attend.
                                                                                                    
WHEN          Tuesday, May 8, 2018
                   11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
                                     
WHERE         Proposed new bus stop on North Davis Avenue between
                   West Grace Street and West Broad Street
                   Richmond, Virginia

CONTACT    For more information, please contact Mr. Craig K. Bieber, Liaison for The Honorable Kim B. Gray, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District, at 804.646.6532 (tel) or craig.bieber@richmondgov.com (email).






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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

UPDATED: Richmond City Council schedule for establishing the FY 2019/2020 Richmond Government Budget


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UPDATED: Richmond City Council schedule for establishing the FY 2019/2020 Richmond Government Budget
                                   
Richmond, Virginia - The updated Richmond City Council Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Richmond (Biennial) Government Budget Review/Amendment/Approval Schedule is as follows:

                 
 Richmond City Council                                                                                   Working DRAFT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
 FY 2019/2020 Richmond (Biennial) Government Budget 
 Review/Amendment/Approval Schedule
  Council meetings held @ Richmond City Council Chambers; Richmond City Hall; 900 E. Broad Street; Richmond, VA 23219     
   NOTE: Schedule subject to change/updated 5.1.2018/828 hrs/srs

Tues., March 6, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Council Special Public Meeting
DEADLINE: Mayor submits proposed Richmond Government Budget to Council
Mon., March 12, 2018
9:00 a.m.-Noon
(Break: Noon-1:00 p.m.)
1:00-3:00 p.m.
                                 
Council Informal/Formal Meetings also to be held (beginning at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively)

(Section updated, as noted, on 3.7.2018)
Budget Work Session 1: 21st Century Richmond - Public Meeting
9:00 a.m.-Noon - presentations
      • Richmond Government Budget Overview
   • Public Schools
   • Public Utilities
1:00-3:00 p.m. - presentations
      Economic & Community Development (replaced with two below on 3.7.2018)
      • Economic Development (added 3.7.2018)
      • Housing and Community Development (added 3.7.2018)
      • Planning & Development Review
      • Parks, Rec. and Community Facilities
Mon., March 19, 2018
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Break: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
4:00-8:00 p.m.









(Section updated, as noted, on 3.7.2018)
Budget Work Session 2: Strategic Infrastructure - Public Meeting
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - presentations
      • Public Works (parking & fleet)
      • Information Technology
      • Richmond Capital Improvements
      • Council Offices (Assessor of Real Estate (moved to 4.9.2018 on 3.7.2018);
            Attorney; Auditor; Clerk; Chief of Staff; Council)
4:00-8:00 p.m. - amendment proposals
      • Public Schools
      • Public Utilities
      Economic & Community Development (replaced with two below on 3.7.2018)
      • Economic Development (added 3.7.2018)
      • Housing and Community Development (added 3.7.2018)
      • Planning & Development Review
      • Parks, Rec. and Community Facilities
Mon., March 26, 2018
9:00 a.m.-Noon
(Break: Noon-1:00 p.m.)
1:00-3:00 p.m.

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

(Section updated, as noted, on 3.7.2018)
Budget Work Session 3: Strong Future - Public Meeting
9:00 a.m.-Noon - presentations
      • Social Services
      • Community Wealth Building
      • Library
      • Justice Services
1:00-3:00 p.m. - amendment proposals
      • Public Works (parking & fleet)
      • Information Technology
      • Council Offices (Assessor of Real Estate (moved to 4.16.2018 on 3.7.2018);
            Attorney; Auditor; Clerk; Chief of Staff; Council)
Mon., April 2, 2018
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Break: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
4:00-8:00 p.m.*

*Break: Council to break for Council Organizational Development Standing Committee Mtng.
(5-6:30 p.m.)
Budget Work Session 4: Safe Neighborhoods - Public Meeting
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - presentations
      • Commonwealth's Attorney
      • Police
      • Fire and Emergency Services
      • Emergency Communications
      • Sheriff
4:00-8:00 p.m. - amendment proposals*
      • Social Services
      • Community Wealth Building
      • Library
      • Justice Services
      • Human Services
      • Virginia Department of Health/Richmond
Mon., April 9, 2018
9:00 a.m.-Noon
(Break: Noon-1:00 p.m.)
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
                                 
Council Informal/Formal Meetings also to be held (beginning at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively)







(Section updated, as noted, on 3.7.2018)
Budget Work Session 5: Responsive Government - Public Meeting
9:00 a.m.-Noon - presentations
      • Assessor of Real Estate (moved from 3.19.2018 on 3.7.2018)
      • Finance/Risk Mgt.
      • Human Resources
      • Procurement
      • Non-Departmental
1:00-3:00 p.m. - amendment proposals
      • Police
      • Fire and Emergency Services
      • Emergency Communications
      • Sheriff
      • Commonwealth's Attorney
      • Adult Drug Court
      • Courts (General 13th District, Circuit, Other Courts, Juvenile & Domestic Relations)
      • Animal Care and Control
Tues., April 10, 2018
Noon
DEADLINE: Council submits proposed Capital Improvement Plan amendments (balanced)
Mon., April 16, 2018
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Break: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
4:00-8:00 p.m.












(Section updated, as noted, on 3.7.2018)
Budget Work Session 6: General - Public Meeting
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - amendment proposals
      • Assessor of Real Estate (moved from 3.26.2018 on 3.7.2018)
      • Finance/Risk Mgt.
      • Human Resources
      • Procurement
      • Non-Departmental
      • Budget
      • Chief Administrative Officer
      • Treasurer
      • General Registrar of Voters
      • Mayor
      • Minority Business Development
      • Press Secretary
      • Citizen Service & Response (added 3.7.2018)
4:00-8:00 p.m.
      Begin to balance proposed Richmond Capital Improvement Plan amendments
Thurs., April 19, 2018
Noon
DEADLINE: Council priority rankings and any other reductions, revenues, or text amendment proposals due.
Mon., April 23, 2018
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Amendment Work Session 1 - Public Meeting    

Mon., April 23, 2018
Begins 6:00 p.m.
Held during Formal Mtng.
Public Hearing on Budget for additional public input 
Thurs., April 26, 2018
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Amendment Work Session 2 - Public Meeting
Mon., April 30, 2018
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Amendment Work Session 3 - Public Meeting

Tues., May 1, 2018
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Canceled 4.30.2018
Amendment Work Session 4 - Public Meeting
Canceled
Wed., May 2, 2018
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Canceled 4.30.2018
Amendment Work Session 5 - Public Meeting
Canceled
Mon., May 7, 2018
5:00 p.m. - until

Meeting to precede the scheduled Richmond City Council Organizational Development Standing Committee Meeting, which will immediately follow.

(Section updated, as noted, on 4.24.2018)
Public Meeting: Council Special Meeting
 (moved from 5.8.2018 to 5.7.2018 on 4.24.2018)
Tues., May 8, 2018
TBA
(Section updated, as noted, on 4.24.2018)
Public Meeting: Council Special Meeting
(moved to 5.7.2018 on 4.24.2018): Last Day for Council Official Introductions of Amendments                               
Mon., May 14, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

To be held during the scheduled Richmond City Council Formal Meeting.

(Section updated, as noted, on 4.24.2018)
Budget Vote
Richmond City Council Establishes the official
FY 2019/2020 Richmond Government Budget
Council votes on the Richmond Government Budget, which includes amendments, Richmond General Fund, Richmond Capital Improvement Plan, Special Funds, Enterprise Funds, Internal Service Funds, Federal, State funds, and funds provided to Public Schools.

(moved from 5.15.2018 to 5.14.2018 on 4.24.2018):
Tues., May 15, 2018
TBA


(Section updated, as noted, on 4.24.2018)
Budget Vote - Council Special Public Meeting
Council Establishes FY 2019/2020 Richmond Government Budget
Council votes on Budget, which includes amendments, Richmond General Fund, Richmond Capital Improvement Plan, Special Funds, Enterprise Funds, Internal Service Funds, Federal, State funds, and funds provided to Public Schools.

(moved to 5.14.2018 on 4.24.2018):
Tues., May 15, 2018

DEADLINE: Schools Submission Deadline
Virginia Code of Laws: §22.1-93, Council must adopt budget for Schools by May 15, or within 30 days of receipt of state school funding estimates to localities, whichever shall occur later.
Wed., May 31, 2018
DEADLINE: Budget Adoption Deadline
Richmond City Charter: §6.11 - Council shall adopt Budget not later than May 31.
July 1, 2018
New FY 2019 Richmond Government Budget begins

CONTACT
In considering the budget, Richmond residents are invited and encouraged to contact their Councilmember (http://eservices.ci.richmond.va.us/applications/propertysearch/Search.aspx) and to attend public budget meetings. Contact information is as follows:

2017-2020 Richmond City Council
                          
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)

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)

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)

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) 

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)

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)

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)

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)

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) 

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

Background - Richmond Government Budget
Establishing the Fiscal Year Richmond Government Budget represents Richmond City Council’s most fundamental responsibility as the Governing Body of Richmond and serves as the foundation and ultimate act of its policymaking and stewardship over our local government on behalf of all Richmond residents.
                  
      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 some of the services we invest in include the management and delivery of such things as clean/safe water; streets/parks; laws; law enforcement/firefighting/rescue; trash/sewage removal; and, our children’s education. Together, we own, operate, use, and benefit from these services on a daily basis. Funding for these services comes from state, local and federal sources, including fees and taxes.  
          
     In order to set the investment levels we want for these services, 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 (biennial) 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) Budget is submitted to Council by the Mayor. Council then reviews, analyzes, and amends it to establish an official Budget based on the priorities of Richmond residents.
                     
     Richmond City Council budget deliberations include more than a dozen public meetings, hearings, and work sessions from August through May. The final Fiscal Year Richmond Government Budget takes the form of Ordinances that are voted on by Council each May for an upcoming Fiscal Year.





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