The City of Suffolk will be holding a public hearing on Monday, March 18th at 6:30, to get input from citizens about the upcoming budget.
According to a column in the Pilot, the city may loose $3 Million dollars in tax revenue as a result of falling property values, and will likely have to raise property taxes or cut programs to balance the budget.
There will be citizens advocating against any attempts to increase revenue. It is important for citizens to defend vital services which may be cut to avoid tax increases.
From the city’s press release:
The City of Suffolk will host a Budget Public Forum to discuss priorities and receive citizen input on City service needs and revenues to support those priorities relative to the development of the Fiscal Year 2013 -2014 Operating and Capital Budget. This meeting will give citizens the opportunity to discuss fiscal issues of importance and share their service recommendations with City officials.
The meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 100 East Constance Road, in the Conference Center.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend th is meeting. For more information, please contact the Department of Budget and Strategic Planning at 757-514-4004