City Council Begins Budget Review
(Fayetteville, N.C.) — City Manager Doug Hewett will formally present the fiscal year 2020 City budget to the Fayetteville City Council during their regular meeting in City Hall Council Chamber on Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m.
The $229 million budget provides for a continuation of all City services, maintains the current tax rate of 49.95 cents and provides the lowest annual cost for municipal services among large peer cities, which is referenced in the attached chart. The lowest annual cost for municipal services among large peer cities is calculated based on median home value and owning two vehicles. Under the proposed budget, the downtown MSD, Lake Valley Drive MSD, stormwater fee and Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST) fares are unchanged. The Solid Waste fee is proposed to increase by $1.25 per month.
To review the budget, the City Council has scheduled a series of three budget work sessions, the first of which is tonight at 5 p.m. in the City Hall Lafayette Room. Other budget work sessions are scheduled for May 16 and 23 at 5 p.m. in the same room. City Hall is located at 433 Hay St.
Citizens can read the proposed budget and budget message, and follow the budget process, at the City’s Budget Chronicles webpage: https://fayettevillenc.gov/budgetchronicles.