Albemarle County Office of Management and Budget

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The Albemarle County Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is responsible for preparing Albemarle County's annual operating and capital budgets, as well as performing fiscal reporting and measuring cost-effectiveness. The Office is under the direction of the County Executive. [1]

They began using a five-year financial forecast in 2008 to determine long-term fiscal trends. [2]

FY2018

In preparation for fiscal year 2018, budget staff switched to a two-year financial report that was voted on by the Board of Supervisors on December 14, 2016.

In late February 2017, interim county executive Doug Walker recommended a $397.4 million budget for FY2018. [3] A month later, there had been very little input. [4] Nearly $250,000 was reduced from the operating budget during the process. [5]

Resources


FY2017

When he released his recommended $376 million operating and capital budget in February 2016, county executive Tom Foley budget a recommended 2.5 cent tax increase. [6] The Board of Supervisors began their review on a week later. [7] Supervisors agreed to advertise the recommended tax increase in early March but would later adopt a 2 cent increase. [8] [9]

Towards the end of the development process, several nonprofit groups protested their budget requests had not been fully funded. For instance, the Legal Aid Justice Center claimed they should not be reviewed through the Agency Budget Review Team process. [10]

The capital budget for FY2017 was $34.8 million and included little in the way of new urban amenities. [11]

In their deliberations, supervisors agreed to keep a two percent salary increase for employees. [12]

FY2010

Recouping money

In 2010, the Board of Supervisors approved the reopening of a vacant business auditor position in order to help determine whether Albemarle County was receiving its share of commercial taxes. As of August 9, 2010, the auditor discovered $383,944 that had not been returned to Albemarle by the state Department of Taxation[13]. The idea had been recommended by a resource utilization study performed on Albemarle County general government by the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute[citation needed].

References

  1. Web. Management and Budget, County of Albemarle, retrieved July 25, 2011.
  2. Web. County Executive Tom Foley's proposed FY2017, Office of Management Budget, Page 53, Albemarle County, February 19, 2017, retrieved February 22, 2016.
  3. Web. Albemarle proposes $397.4 million budget for fiscal year 2018, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 17, 2017, retrieved March 27, 2017.
  4. Web. Albemarle sees minimal citizen input on proposed budget, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, March 26, 2017, retrieved March 27, 2017.
  5. Web. Albemarle supervisors cut $250K from proposed budget, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, March 31, 2017, retrieved April 3, 2017.
  6. Web. Foley proposes 2.5 cent tax increase for Albemarle’s FY17 budget, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 19, 2016, retrieved December 29, 2016.
  7. Web. Supervisors begin combing through FY17 budget, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 25, 2016, retrieved December 29, 2016.
  8. Web. Albemarle Supervisors to consider higher tax rate for FY2017 budget, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 8, 2016, retrieved December 31, 2016.
  9. Web. Albemarle supervisors adopt lower tax rate hike than expected, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 13, 2016, retrieved January 2, 2017.
  10. Web. City budget series: Legal Aid looks for line-item funding, Chris Suarez, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, March 28, 2016, retrieved January 1, 2017.
  11. Web. Albemarle seeking new ways to build urban infrastructure, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 4, 2016, retrieved January 2, 2017.
  12. Web. Albemarle to keep two percent salary increase in FY17 budget, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 5, 2016, retrieved January 2, 2017.
  13. "Official County of Albemarle Web Site." Albemarle County, Virginia - Official Web Site. 9 Aug. 2010. Web. 23 Aug. 2010. <http://www.albemarle.org/navpages.asp?info=release&ID=11683>.

External Links

Official site