Charlottesville City Council hears from department heads at budget work session
Council hears from Police Chief Kochis, CAT director Williams
Charlottesville City Council continues to comb through the budget for the next fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2023. As the city prepares itself for a future with more residential density, staying on top of the budget is a good way to track preparations.
One of the key subjects areas of Charlottesville Community Engagement is the budget process of Albemarle County and Charlottesville. There’s a whole set of stories on Information Charlottesville that captures this topic over time.
Charlottesville’s budget was introduced at the March 6 meeting, as I reported at the time with a second story from March 9.
Council held their first work session on the budget on March 9, 2023. Here’s a summary of what I heard. (slides from the presentation)
Interim City Manager Michael C. Rogers’ recommended budget is just over $226 million, $13 million higher than in the current fiscal year.
“Mostly from real estate taxes, $9 million,” Rogers said. “And the food and lodging sales taxes increased, for a total sum of $13 million.”Read more