Unlike most of us who prepare an annual budget that starts at the beginning of the calendar year, League City uses a fiscal year calendar that starts October 1st and ends September 30th. The budget process for FY 2024 is currently underway and this month all City departments are presenting estimates of their proposed budgetary requirements to the Budget Office and City Manager for review. A final, proposed budget document will then be presented to Council to review this summer.
In his monthly video program, “Short Updates with Nick Long,” League City’s mayor explains how the city’s budget process works and how you can get involved.
HOW CAN THE PUBLIC GET INVOLVED?
League City’s proposed FY 2024 budget document will be reviewed and discussed with City Council during a series of work sessions from mid-July to early August. These meetings are open to the public including time designated on each agenda for public comment (see dates below). During the work sessions, City Council may revise, alter, increase, or decrease the items of the budget. City Council’s changes are included in the budget ordinance for approval in late August with a second reading in early September. The public can get involved in a variety of different ways
- Review the proposed budget document either through the City’s website (which will be posted in July) or in person at the Helen Hall Library.
- Budget or CIP questions can be submitted to the Assistant City Manager – CFO, Angie Steelman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281.338.4186.
- Attend a Council workshop (see the schedule of dates and agenda below)
- Attend a public hearing on the Budget (proposed for Aug 8 & 22) and sign up before the meeting to speak during the public hearing time.
- Attend any Council meeting and sign up before the meeting to speak during the Citizen Comments time.