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Duluth GA

CBRA (Citizen's Budget Review Advisory) Committee

It is important to the Mayor and City Council that citizens have confidence in our financial health and practices and be provided full access to all financial data.  Accordingly, the City is set to begin its 7th collaboration with the Citizen’s Budget Review Advisory Committee on February 21, 2018 for the FY2019 budget. Past Citizen’s Budget Review Advisory Committees reflected a great cross section of the citizenry and provided helpful feedback and recommendations. All meetings will take place in the City Hall Community Room between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

The first (February 21st) meeting establishes an overview of the City’s budget process and what the Budget Committee’s role will be in the process. All Budget Committee participants will be given the City’s current operating budget (FY2018) and ten (10) year forecast presentation. They are asked to study the material and be ready to discuss them at the next meeting.

The second (February 28th) meeting involves review of preliminary figures for the draft FY2019 budget, debt service commitments, exemptions, City initiatives, as well as information relating to Capital Reserve funds. 

The third (March 7th) meeting is geared toward recommendations from the Citizen’s committee, addressing any concerns with the budget and discussion of visionary opportunities for the City.

The recommendations of the Citizen’s Budget Review Advisory Committee will be presented to the City Council. Officials and staff look forward to working with the citizens again this year. For additional information or if you would like to be a part of this committee please contact, Kim Jackson at kjackson@duluthga.net or 770-497-5321.