Planning for 2016-2017 City of St Augustine budget begins

275-CITY-HALL-ST-AUGUSTINEOn Monday, May 9, the City Commission adopted its strategic plan for 2017, the first step in developing and passing a budget for the next fiscal year. Historic City News readers will want to plan to participate at available public hearings.

The strategic plan outlines 10 specific objectives grouped under four goals that will be supported by the budget once enacted and put into place starting on October 1.

Those goals and objectives are:

  • Livability
    Communication and on-line presence to promote citizen engagement
    Infrastructure planning and construction
    Mobility planning
    Provide resources for our homeless population
  • Authenticity
    Historic Preservation Planning
    Arts and Culture Enhancement
  • Character
    Event management
    Zoning update
  • Vitality
    Capital plan financing
    Sustainable best practices

Budget Preparation Meeting Schedule

Most of the special topic meetings will be held just prior to regular city commission meetings while other budget discussions will be included as part of the regular meeting’s agenda. All meetings will be held in The Alcazar Room, City Hall, 75 King St., and are planned to be available for live and on-demand viewing via www.CoSATV.com.

  • Monday, May 9, 5:00pm
    2017 Strategic Plan presented to the City Commission during its regular meeting
  • Monday, July 11, 2:00pm
    Special meeting of the City Commission to discuss General Fund financial model and Fire Assessment Fee analysis
  • Monday, July 11, 5:00pm
    City Commission will adopt a resolution stating the proposed millage rate.
  • Monday, August 8, 2:00pm
    Special meeting of the City Commission to discuss 5-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
  • Monday, August 25, 9:00am
    Special meeting of the City Commission to discuss 2017 proposed budget and action items.
  • Monday, August 8, 2:00pm-5:00pm
    Special meeting of the City Commission to discuss 5-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
  • Thursday, September 22, 5:05pm
    Final public hearing for Fiscal Year 2017 budget and final millage rate adoption
  • Thursday, October 1
    Budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 is implemented.

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