Provide Your Input on Upcoming Multi-Year Budget Plan
Oct. 10, 2012
Residents have the opportunity beginning today, Oct. 10, to provide input on funding priorities and possible reductions for the multi-year budget plan for Fiscal Year 2014 (effective July 1, 2013) and Fiscal Year 2015 (Effective July 1, 2014).
“The combination of flat revenue growth due to the slow economic recovery and increasing demand and requirements for services means that the county faces a projected budget shortfall of more than $100 million in both FY 2014 and 2015,” explains County Executive Ed Long. ”We want your ideas on how we can continue to move forward in a way that protects the quality of life we value in our community.”
Below are the two ways residents can provide ideas and suggestions this fall. The Department of Management and Budget will compile the input, which will be posted online in December and provided to the Board of Supervisors and the county executive.
- Online Survey – This option will be open through Friday, Nov. 30. Helpful information to read before answering the three survey questions can be found in this presentation (PDF) and at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/budget.
- Community Engagement Sessions – Attend meetings hosted by the Department of Management and Budget; no registration is needed:
Upcoming opportunities for input in the coming months include “Ask Fairfax” online chats with the county executive and public hearings scheduled for April 9-11, 2013. Long is scheduled to release his multi-year budget at the Feb. 26, 2013 Board of Supervisors meeting.
For more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/budget.