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File #: 19-1926    Name: Add/Delete Public Hearing
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/29/2019 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 4/13/2019 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing on the FY 2020 City Council Preliminary Add/Delete Options. Adoption is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00pm.
Attachments: 1. 19-1926_Budget Memo 70 Summary of FY 2020 General Fund Budget Add Delete Proposals, 2. 19-1926_Add-Delete Public Hearing Presentation

City of Alexandria, Virginia







DATE:                     APRIL 8, 2019


TO:                                          THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL


FROM:                     MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER


DOCKET TITLE:                     


Public Hearing on the FY 2020 City Council Preliminary Add/Delete Options. Adoption is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00pm.




ISSUE:  Consideration of public comment on FY 2020 City Council preliminary Add/Delete options.


BACKGROUND:  At the budget retreat in November 2018, City Council discussed the FY 2020 budget development calendar and directed staff to include a second public hearing specifically for the public to respond to City Council Add/Delete proposals.  This was formalized with the passage of Resolution 2858 whereas Section (f) 17 - iv calls for City Council to hold a second budget public hearing to receive feedback on the items submitted by City Council members for consideration during preliminary add/delete.


DISCUSSION:  Per Resolution 2858, Section (f) - Actions of City Council Concerning the Add/Delete Process, City Council members may submit amendments to the FY 2020 Proposed Budget no later than April 11, 2019.


This year, City Council will hold a public hearing on April 13, 2019 to hear any public comment on submitted preliminary add/delete proposals. Staff will provide a summary of preliminary add/delete submissions on Friday, April 12, 2019.  This memorandum will be available to the public for review on the Office of Management & Budget website, posted as a budget question (<>).


In addition, if the public is unavailable to comment at the April 13, 2019 public hearing, residents may submit comments specifically regarding add/delete submissions on the Office of Management & Budget website (<>).


The remainder of the budget development process continues with Work Session #9, Preliminary Add/Delete on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:00pm, followed by Work Session #10, Final Add/Delete on Monday, April 29 2019 at 7:00pm.  The FY 2020 budget is scheduled for adoption on May 1, 2019 at 7:00pm.


FISCAL IMPACT:  According to Resolution 2858 all add/delete submissions must be in balance or produce a revenue surplus.  Preliminary add/delete submissions may either reduce or increase the overall FY 2020 proposed budget, but no options will produce an unbalanced budget.





Laura B. Triggs, Deputy City Manager

Morgan Routt, Director, Office of Management and Budget