Wednesday, May 2, 2012
UPDATED: Richmond City Council schedule for establishing Fiscal Year 2013 Richmond Government Budget
RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL Richmond City Council – Richmond City Hall - 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 - Richmond, VA 23219 - www.council.richmondva.gov COUNCIL PUBLIC INFORMATION NEWS ADVISORY IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO BE FORWARDED AND SHARED Wednesday, 2 May 2012 UPDATED: Richmond City Council schedule for establishing Fiscal Year 2013 Richmond Government Budget Citizens interested in speaking on budget amendments are invited to attend the Formal Council Meeting on Monday, May 14, 2012, beginning at 6:00 p.m. (Richmond, Virginia) -- The Richmond City Council Comprehensive Schedule for establishing the Fiscal Year 2013 Richmond Government Budget has been updated. A Public Hearing on the budget amendments will be held during the Richmond City Council Formal Meeting on Monday, May 14, 2012. This Formal Public Hearing will conclude with the establishment of the Fiscal Year 2013 Richmond Government Budget. Citizens interested in speaking on the budget amendments are invited and encouraged to attend the Formal Council Meeting on Monday, May 14, 2012, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The current proposed draft Fiscal Year 2013 Richmond Government Budget is $1,485,564,478. The upcoming Council Schedule dates includes (full schedule is attached) Date/Time Title Description Meeting Location Monday May 7, 2012 6:00 p.m. Council Special Meeting • Ordinance to surplus & convey Landmark Theater to the Richmond Economic Development Authority. • Ordinance to authorize Landmark Theater agreement including giving naming rights of Theater to the Authority and the making grant to facilitate the financing of capital improvements to Theater. • Introduction of additional Budget Amendments (No Public Hearing will be held on budget amendment) Council Special Meeting Richmond City Council Chambers Monday May 14, 2012 3:00 p.m. Council Informal Mtng. (may include budget discussion) Council Informal Meeting (may include budget discussion) Council Informal Meeting Richmond City Council Chambers Monday May 14, 2012 6:00 p.m. Public Hearing on Amendments & Budget Adoption (during Formal Mtng.) Adopt all Budgets (including Federal Funds) at First Council Meeting in May Council Formal Meeting Richmond City Council Chambers Tuesday May 15, 2012 N/A DEADLINE:Richmond Public Schools Budget Adoption Per State Law, Richmond City Council must Adopt a Budget for Richmond Public Schools' Budget Must by May 15, 2012. N/A N/A Tuesday May 15, 2012 N/A Federal Funds Submission *DEADLINE* Pursuant to Federal Law, Federal Funds, Annual Plan and Budget must be submitted to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - No Later Than May 15, 2012. N/A N/A WHERE Richmond City Council Chambers Richmond City Hall 900 E. Broad Street - 2nd Floor Richmond, Virginia WHO The Honorable Members of Richmond City Council CONTACT Residents are invited and encouraged to share their comments, questions and concerns with Richmond City Councilmember representing them, using the following contact information: Member of the 2009–2012 RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL ________________ PRESIDENT (2011-2012) The Honorable Kathy Graziano Councilwoman, Richmond City Council - Southwest 4th District 804.320.2454 (office tel); 640.9594 (mobile) firstname.lastname@example.org (email) VICE PRESIDENT (2011-2012) The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson Councilwoman, Richmond City Council - Gateway 6th District 804.646.7964 (office tel); 314.7658 (mobile) email@example.com (email) West End 1st District The Honorable Bruce W. Tyler, Councilman Richmond City Council - West End 1st District 804.357.6007 (mobile) firstname.lastname@example.org (email) North Central 2nd District The Honorable Charles R. Samuels, Councilman Richmond City Council - North Central 2nd District 804.646.6532 (office tel); 690.0898 (mobile) email@example.com (email) Northside 3rd District The Honorable Christopher A. Hilbert, Councilman Richmond City Council - Northside 3rd District 804.646.6055 (office tel) 306.0875 (mobile) firstname.lastname@example.org (email) Central 5th District The Honorable E. Martin Jewell, Councilman Richmond City Council - Central 5th District 804.646.5724 (office tel); 332.3654 (mobile) email@example.com (email) East End 7th District The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille, Councilwoman* Richmond City Council - East End 7th District 804.646.3012 (office tel); 241.7544 (mobile) firstname.lastname@example.org (email) *Elected November 3, 2009 in special local election Southside 8th District The Honorable Reva M. Trammell, Councilwoman Richmond City Council - Southside 8th District 804.646.6591 (office tel); 240.5050 (mobile); 233.7382 (home) email@example.com (email) South Central 9th District The Honorable Douglas G. Conner, Jr., Councilman Richmond City Council - South Central 9th District 804.646.5497 (office tel); 363.3443 (mobile) firstname.lastname@example.org (email) _____________________________________________________________ For updated meeting information, please contact the Richmond City Council Office of the City Clerk, at 804.646.7955. For more information regarding Richmond City Council, please contact Steve Skinner, Council Public Information Manager, Richmond City Council Office of the Council Chief of Staff, at 804.646.6052 (o); or, email@example.com Background ___________________________________________________________________________ As Americans, we pool our resources in order to own and operate our citizen-run governments. In doing so, we decide how we want our community to operate (laws); what public services we invest in (funding); the priority (investment levels) of services; and, how we pay for them (taxes/fees). As the governing body of Richmond, Richmond City Council represents residents in determining the laws and government services they want. Thus, each year Richmond City Council establishes an annual Richmond Government Budget (In practice: An initial biennial (2-yr.) fiscal plan budget is established that is further amended in its second year.) and establishes a Richmond Real Estate Tax Rate to help pay for some of it (estimated 15%). Richmond is currently in the second year of a two-year fiscal plan. Our Richmond government services include the management and delivery such things as the administration, management and delivery of clean/safe drinking water, streets and parks; trash/leaf/sewage removal; public transportation; police; firefighting/rescue; economic development; and, educating our children. Our Richmond Government Budget includes the following six components: Richmond General Fund, Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), Special Funds, Enterprise Funds, Internal Service Funds, and Federal, State and additional funds for Richmond Public Schools. Our Richmond Government operates on a Fiscal Year running July 1 to June 30 annually. The current Richmond Government Budget for FY 2012 is $1,447,745,909 and was established by Richmond City Council on May 23, 2011. It began July 1, 2011 and ends June 30, 2012. Richmond City Council's review and establishment of a new budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes more than a dozen public meetings, hearings and work sessions. At the conclusion of the deliberations, Council will vote to officially establish an official Richmond Government Budget for the upcoming Fiscal Year (FY), which runs from July 1 to June 30 annually. Our Official Richmond Government Budget takes the form of laws, which are approved by Council as Ordinances. Council is scheduled to vote to establish a final budget during its regular Formal Council Meeting on Monday, May 14, 2012, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Richmond City Government Budget runs from July 1 to June 30 annually and the City operates on a two-year fiscal plan (Budget) that includes City General Fund, Capital Improvement Plan, Special Funds, Enterprise Funds, Internal Service Funds, the City’s contribution to Richmond Public Schools and additional state, federal, and other funds provided to Richmond Public Schools. The Budget is typically amended every year. Each year, Richmond citizens are invited and encouraged to attend any and all of the public meetings and budget work sessions. While there is no public comment during the work sessions, citizens are invited to publicly address Council regarding the Budget during the Council Public Hearings. 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. - End - ______________________________________ Steven R. Skinner, APR Council Public Information Manager RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL CHIEF OF STAFF Richmond City Hall 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305 Richmond, Virginia 23219 804.646.6052 (office) 804.335.4054 (mobile) 804.937.1386 (home/mobile) 804.646.5468 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org (email) www.council.richmondva.gov(website) ____________________________________________ 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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