The City held two Community Budget Workshops in November designed to encourage greater public involvement and allow the Council an opportunity to hear from residents before discussing their FY-2019 budget priorities.

The workshops provided an overview of the budget and process, as well as a review of the 2017 Speak Up HVL: Community Sustainability Plan Meetings. Residents were asked to prioritize near and mid-term initiatives from the Sustainability Plan, and had the opportunity to provide additional budget initiatives outside of the plan.  

For those that were unable to attend the meetings in person, the City has designed the Community Budget Priorities Survey. The survey allows residents to select up to three budget priorities from the initiatives discussed at the workshops. 

Additional budget initiatives may be posted and voted on in the Community Budget Priorities Forum

Electronic copies of the Community Budget Workshop Presentation and Speak Up HVL: 2017 - 2021 Community Sustainability Plan are attached to this project for your reference.

The Council will discuss their budget priorities during meetings on December 11 and January 17. The survey and forum will be open until January 10.

If you have additional feedback on the FY-2019 budget, please contact the City at (301) 985-5000 or email 



2 Attachments

Attachment: Document - Community Budget Workshop Presentation

Attachment: Document - Speak Up HVL: 2017 - 2021 Community Sustainability Plan

The City has selected six (6) actionable near and mid-term intiatives from the Speak Up HVL: 2017 - 2021 Community Sustainability Plan as potential budget initiatives for the FY-2019 Budget. Residents provided an additional twelve (12) initiatives at the Speak Up HVL: FY-2019 Budget Workshops. Please select up to three (3) intiatives that you would like to see your City Council advocate for inclusion in the FY-2019 Budget. 

Additional initiatives may be posted and voted on in the Community Budget Priorities Forum

Meeting Time: December 11, 2017 at 8:00pm EST
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