City of Harrisonburg budget timeline

The following is for the City of Harrisonburg, but the county budget timeline is believed to be similar.

November
Budget kick-off
November – January
Departments develop initial budget proposals
Council engages in budget conversations with the community
Survey is posted to BeHeardHarrisonburg.org
January
Outside agency requests due
Develop preliminary budget projections
February
Meet with directors
Update revenue projections
March
Draft budget is presented to City Council
April
Public hearing and first reading of budget
May
Second reading and adoption of budget
July 1
Newly adopted budget begins

This information is copied from Vass, M.-H. (2016, January 4). City Launches Budget Survey. City of Harrisonburg.

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