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With the budget season well underway, the City of Williamsburg has laid out its full budget calendar for fiscal 2017 to help citizens follow and contribute to the ongoing discussion.
On Wednesday, the city’s Planning Commission will host a public hearing on the Capital Improvement Program, which is a list of major construction projects the city plans to undertake during the upcoming fiscal year, 2017, as well as an outline for projects in the succeeding four years.
Citizens are encouraged to share their preferences for what should be included in the CIP.
Also this week, City Council will meet for its budget retreat, during which members will discuss their priorities for fiscal 2017 with City Manager Marvin Collins. The retreat is slated for 8 a.m. Saturday in the second floor conference room of the Municipal Building at 401 Lafayette St.
The public will get its first look at the draft CIP when the Planning Commission reviews it during the board’s Feb. 3 meeting.
Before Collins unveils his budget proposal in late March, the City Council, James City County Board of Supervisors and Williamsburg-James City County Schools will meet for their annual discussion on budget needs and priorities.
Collins is scheduled to release his proposal to City Council on March 25. The council has scheduled budget work sessions – all of which include public comment periods – March 21, April 11 and April 18.
City Council will host a public hearing on the budget April 14, and adoption is slated for May 12.
Click here for the full budget calendar.