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City of Charlotte to Air Live Coverage of Budget Workshops

Starting Wednesday, March 20, watch presentations air live on the GOV Channel and streamed online

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 18, 2013

Contact: Kim McMillan, 704-336-2643
kmcmillan@charlottenc.gov


The City of Charlotte is in the process of developing the FY2014–15 operating budget and FY2014–18 Capital Investment Plan (CIP). All budget workshops, presentations and the public hearing will be broadcast live on the GOV Channel Cable 16 and streamed live on the GOV Channel’s website. The first live telecast will take place at the budget workshop scheduled for Wednesday, March 20 at 3 p.m. All telecasts will be closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and will be re-aired throughout the month. They will also be archived on the GOV Channel website.

“It is important for the general public to know how the operating and capital budgets are developed,” said Council member Michael Barnes, who chairs the City Council Budget Committee. “The City’s GOV Channel and live streaming capabilities provide an excellent and convenient way for citizens to watch from home or an office to gain insight on how City Council develops a budget on their behalf.”

Budget Process Meetings

Wednesday, March 20 at 3 p.m. (City Council budget workshop)

Wednesday, April 10 at 3 p.m. (City Council budget workshop)

Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. (Manager’s recommended budget presentation)

Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m. (Council meeting and budget public hearing)

Wednesday, May 15, 3-6 p.m. (Adjustments to recommended budget)
Wednesday, May 29, 12-4 p.m. (Adjustments and straw vote)

Monday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. (Council meeting and budget adoption)

 
For more information about the budget process, please visit the City of Charlotte Budget and Evaluation website.