UPDATE MARCH 26, 2020:  The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23:  Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). In addition, the Governor has urged Virginians 65+ to self-quarantine. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions):  (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns):  (757) 594-7069.

Budget Process Calendar FY 2020

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September 2018

10*         City Council Work Session – Public comment on 2019/20 Biennial Goals, Initiatives, and Outcomes (GIOs)

13*         City Council Meeting – Public comment on 2019/20 Biennial GIOs

20*        Public Workshop on 2019/20 Biennial GIOs at the Stryker Center

21*         Public Workshop on 2019/20 Biennial GIO at William & Mary


5            City Council GIO Retreat

8*          City Council Work Session – Public comment on 2019/20 Biennial GIOs

11*          City Council Meeting – Review and First Draft of 2019/2020 Biennial GIOs, Open Forum

November 2018

5*          City Council Work Session – Public comment on 2019/20 Biennial GIOs

8*          City Council Meeting – Adoption of 2019/20 Biennial GIOs, Open Forum

29         “State of the City” Biennial City Council address on City accomplishments and outlook

December 2018

3          Staff FY’20 kick-off meeting – budget guidance for capital improvements to operating departments

6          Joint meeting - City Council, JCC Supervisors and WJCC School Board for WJCC school 2020-2029 CIP                        presentation

January 2019

1-31      Begin series of meetings between the City Manager and staff to discuss budget

16         Planning Commission public hearing on capital improvement program

February 2019

2         City Council Retreat on budget preview and long-term financial outlook

15        Planning Commission provides input to City Council for 5-year Capital Improvement Program update

March 2019

11*        City Council Work Session – Outside Agencies presentations, Open Forum

14*       City Council Meeting – Open Forum

15         Joint meeting - JCC Supervisors, WJCC School Board, and City Council to discuss budget, enrollment, etc.

18*       City Council Work Session – Outside Agencies budget requests, Open Forum

April 2019

8*         City Council Work Session – Overview of FY 2020 Budget and Open Forum

11*         City Council Meeting – Public Hearing on Proposed Budget, Tax Levy, and Utility Rates

15*        City Council Budget Work Session (if needed) - Open Forum

May 2019

4*          City Manager budget report to Neighborhood Council of Williamsburg - Q & A, discussion

6*          City Council Work Session – Open Forum

9*           City Council Meeting – Adopt FY 2020 budgets, Council sets tax rate, Open Forum

July 2019

1             Begin Fiscal Year 2020