Providence District City Hall on County Budget Coming Next Week
Providence District Council will co-host a town hall for community members to learn and discuss Fairfax County. budget announced for fiscal year 2022 Monday (March 8).
Scheduled to take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the cheap town hall will include:
- Dalia Palchik, District Supervisor of Providence
- Representative of the Providence district of the Karl Frisch school board
- Joe Mondoro, Fairfax County Financial Director
- Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Financial Services Deputy Superintendent Leigh Burden
- Providence District Council Jeff Agnew
Community members can send questions in advance to [email protected], or submit questions during the event using Facebook Live chat or by calling a phone number that will be provided on Town Hall Day.
County of Fairfax to hold town halls all the month of march for public input on the county government and FCPS budgets for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.
The McLean Citizens Association has already hosted a budget meeting on Monday (March 1), but the Dranesville District will also get a broadcast live town hall at 7:00 p.m. on March 22. For the people of Vienna, the Hunter Mill District Town Hall will be held on Webex and Youtube from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 29.
Fairfax County Supervisory Board will also hold public hearings on the budget announced April 13-15 before marking it on April 27 and adopting a budget on May 4.
The Fairfax County School Board, which approved an announced budget for the public school system on February 18, will hold public hearings on May 11 and, if necessary, May 12 after the county budget is passed.
Released February 23, the announced budget from county executive Bryan Hill proposes a one-cent cut to the county’s property tax rate, but largely restrains the new spending. The supervisory board will determine an announced tax rate, which may be equal to or lower than the final rate adopted, Tuesday March 9.
Palchik says the drastic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all aspects of life, including public health, education, mental health, equity and the economy, makes it particularly important to the public to share his thoughts during the budget process this year.
“In the District of Providence, where we have an almost equal split between residential and commercial real estate, we have seen a decrease in commercial valuations with increasing residential rates,” said Palchik. “Your voice is essential in helping us fully understand the needs of our entire community before the budget is finalized. “
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