You Have a Say in St. Augustine’s Annual Budget

Filed under Community Events, Government, Local Government

As the City of St. Augustine continues the process of finalizing and adopting its budget for the coming fiscal year, every opportunity is made to inform and invite the public into this important annual activity.

The city’s 2009-2010 budget, which goes into effect on October 1, includes seven separate funds: the General Fund, the Utility Fund, the Stormwater Fund, the Solid Waste Fund, the Municipal Marina Fund, the Heritage Tourism Fund, and the Community Redevelopment Agency Fund.

The General Fund and the Community Redevelopment Agency Fund are supported by ad valorem taxes. The others are enterprise funds, meaning they are funded through service fees and must be financially self-supporting.

On August 20 the City Commission participated in a budget workshop during which staff presented a comprehensive review of the proposed budget.

The public will have two opportunities to offer its input on the budget at two public hearings to be held on Thursday, September 3 and Thursday, September 17. Both hearings will be held in The Alcazar Room at City Hall, 75 King Street, starting at 5:05pm.

For more information on the 2009-2010 budget and the process for its approval, contact the City’s Department of Finance, Budget and Management at 904.825.1030.

For the Proposed Budget 2009-10, click here.

-City of St. Augustine

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