Budget Available Online by Feb. 14; Offer Ideas Online and at Hearings

City Manager Rob DiSpirito will present his proposed Fiscal Year 2021 city budget this month.

The proposed budget, for the fiscal year that begins July 1, will be posted at www.rockvillemd.gov/budget by Friday, Feb. 14. DiSpirito is scheduled to present the proposed budget during the Mayor and Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 24. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.

The Mayor and Council will hold budget hearings and work sessions on Monday, March 2 and Monday, March 23. A work session is also scheduled for Monday, April 20, with budget adoption scheduled for Monday, May 4.

Find agenda materials and video of the budget hearings, presentation and the Mayor and Council’s Jan. 27 discussion about their budget priorities at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter.

Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/budget to use the city’s online survey to choose your budget priorities and offer suggestions. Staff will compile the online submissions and periodically submit them for the Mayor and Council’s review and consideration.

Rockville’s adopted operating budget for the current fiscal year totals $138.9 million.

For more information, call the Finance Department at 240-314-8400.


OFFER IDEAS
• At www.rockvillemd.gov/budget.
• At public hearings on March 2 and March 23.


WATCH IT
The Feb. 24 proposed budget presentation and the public hearings will be:
• Carried live on channel 11 on county cable systems.
• Live streaming at www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville11.
• Available a day after each meeting at www.rockvillemd.gov/videoondemand.


Upcoming Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Calendar
Feb. 24 – Presentation of FY 2021 proposed budget.
March 2 – Public hearing and work session.
March 23 – Public hearing and work session.
April 17 – Close of public record.
April 20 – Work session.
May 4 – Adoption of the FY 2021 Budget.
July 1 – Start of FY 2021.