Councilmember Moss to Host Budget Town Hall Meeting April 11

Friday, April 01, 2016

City Councilmember John Moss will host a town hall meeting Monday, April 11, to discuss the proposed city budget for 2016-17 and other topics of residents’ interest. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library auditorium, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Moss will give a 15-minute presentation, followed by an hour and 15 minutes of questions and answers.

The City Council will vote on the budget May 10. Two public hearings are scheduled, both at 6 p.m.:

  • April 21 – Cox High School, 2425 Shorehaven Drive
  • April 26 – City Council chamber, 2401 Courthouse Drive

To comment online, visit Virtual Town Hall at www.VBgov.com/virtualtownhall.
To view the proposed city budget, visit www.VBgov.com/budget. The page includes several tools:

  • Open Budget – An online app that lets citizens review revenues and expenses down to individual line items.
  • Open Performance – A tool that gives citizens measurements of how well Virginia Beach moving toward its long-term goals.
  • Balancing Act – A tool that lets citizens tinker with the budget by changing individual taxes, fees and spending lines, and submit them to the City Council.
  • Taxpayer Receipt – A tool that lets citizens see their unofficial total city tax bill (based on age, income, home value and car value) and where the money goes.
  • Full text of the budget – In three documents: executive summary, operating budget and six-year capital plan. Read the budgets in flipbook format or download PDFs. There is also a one-page summary of highlights of the proposed budget.
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