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City Council Budget Committee

Committee charge
City Council’s Budget Committee was established in 1996 and modified in 2007 with the following charge to guide the budget process: 

  • Recommend an annual calendar and process for review and approval of the budget
  • Review major budgetary issues and options prior to the half-day budget retreats
  • Provide feedback to the City Manager regarding the agenda and agenda items to be addressed at budget retreats
  • Make recommendations on referred items from Council at the budget adjustments meeting prior to straw votes; and
  • Make recommendations on referred items throughout the year to the full City Council

Committee members

2015-2017 Committee assignments

Click the image to access each members' bio and contact information.

Greg PhippsEd DriggsPatsy KinseyVi LylesLaWana Mayfield
Greg P​hipps,
committee chair
Ed Driggs,
committee vice chair
Patsy KinseyVi LylesLaWana Mayfield

Staff resource: Hyong Yi, assistant city manager​

Note: for information on the full City Council budget retreats, please visit Management & Financial Services Office of Strategy & Budget​.

Committee goals

  • Provide early and formal communication:
    ○ Between City Council and Staff;
    ○ Among Council Members; and
    ○ Between City Council and citizens
  • Provide more time for policy development
  • Provide more time for Council review of budget materials
  • Facilitate Council’s budget decision-making process between budget adjustments and straw votes 
  • Provide for a more public process ​

Upcoming meetings
Meetings are held periodically in room CH-14 in the basement of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (600 East 4th Street). View the full public meeting calendar.

February 29, 20161:30 p.m.CMGC 280
March 21, 20161:30 p.m.CMGC 280
April 11, 201612 p.m.CMGC 280

Meeting agendas & summaries
Below are the most recent documents. View past agendas and summaries.

collapse Date of meeting : 2/8/2016 ‎(2)
February 8 Budget Committee Packet.pdfFebruary 8 Budget Committee Packet
February 8 Budget Committee Presentations.pdfFebruary 8 Budget Committee Presentations
collapse Date of meeting : 1/11/2016 ‎(1)
Budget Committee January 11 Packet.pdfBudget Committee January 11 Packet
collapse Date of meeting : 9/28/2015 ‎(2)
Budget Committee September 28 Packet.pdfBudget Committee September 28 Packet