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Development of FY2009-10 Budget

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Through the Town's annual budget process, the Town Council makes decisions on the level and types of services provided to citizens with local, State and federal funds.

Adoption of a budget determines in many respects the level of resources to be available for Town services over the coming budget year. Normally, there are limited options for adding to the budget after it is adopted.

The budget process is one of the most important functions and responsibilities of the Council, and it is also a key opportunity for citizens? participation in Town government.

Citizens may make comments to the Mayor and Council by letter, fax, or e-mail at any time in the budget process. Please write to 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 or

Key Dates in Budget Process

Additional public forums and hearings on the budget and related items will be held on:

June 8: Adoption of FY2009-10 Budget

May 20: Recommended budget for the service year beginning on July 1, 2009; use of transit grants; recommended 15-year capital program; Downtown Service District program

May 6: Council Budget Work Session: Manager's Recommended Budget for FY2009-10

May 13: Council Budget Work Session

April 15: Status report on development of a budget, preliminary capital program and proposed grant applications related to housing and community development

Feb. 4: Initial Public Forum on the Annual Budget, Capital Program, Use of Grants and Related Items and Potential Legislative Requests

Reports on Financial Issues

March 23, 2009

Impact of the Economy on the Town Budget (705 KB PDF)

Feb. 21, 2009

Council Retreat Financial Update PowerPoint Presentation (741 KB pdf)

Jan. 12, 2009

Budget Update from Town Manager (288 KB pdf)

Dec. 8, 2008

Library expansion project scheduling options and their respective budget implications

Impact of Economy on Town Budget

Library Expansion Project Scheduling Options and Their Respective Budget Implications

Nov. 24, 2008

Report on Financial Issues and Town of Chapel Hill

Nov. 10, 2008

Report on the Financial Crisis and the Town of Chapel Hill

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