Charlottesville Office of Budget and Performance Management
See also a list of Charlottesville's property tax rate.
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- Ryan Davidson, Budget and Management Analyst
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The development of the FY2021 budget got under way in September with a work session in which Richardson said he would prioritize construction of a new administrative building. That had changed by the November work session when the idea was dropped. 
The next budget is to be developed through the principles of zero-based budgeting, a reflection of the new city manager's differing style. 
- November 13, 2019 – Work Session #1 - Capital Improvements
- November 26, 2019 – Presentation of CIP to Charlottesville Planning Commission
- December 10, 2019 – Planning Commission CIP Public Hearing
- December 11, 2019 – Work Session #2 (held in CitySpace)
- February 6, 2020 – Work Session #3 (held in CitySpace)
- March 2, 2020 – Budget formally presented to City Council
- March 5, 2020 – Work Session #4 (held in CitySpace)
- March 12, 2020 – Work Session #5 (held in CitySpace)
- March 16, 2020 – First Budget and Tax Rate public hearing
- March 25, 2020 – Community Budget Forum (held in CitySpace)
- March 26, 2020 – Work Session #6 (held in CitySpace)
- April 6, 2020 – Second Budget Public Hearing / First Reading
- April 9, 2020 – Work Session #7 (held in CitySpace)
- April 14, 2020 – Budget and Tax Levy Approval Second Reading
Council held a meeting on long-term capital priorities on September 6, 2018. They were given details of how a proposed $50 million bond for the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority would be conducted. 
At a budget work session on February 6, 2019, Council agreed to advertise a tax rate of $0.97 per $100 of assessed value. That is the first time Council will consider a raise since in a dozen years. That does not mean there will be an increase in the rate. The draft budget will be presented to Council on March 4, 2019, with adoption by the middle of April. 
Council held a budget work session on December 7, 2017. 
JAUNT is seeking to increase the salary of its bus drivers from the current median wage of $14.89 an hour to $16.43 an hour. Albemarle's proposed budget for FY2019 includes an additional $142,000 for this purpose, but a $105,000 request from Charlottesville was not included in their proposed FY2019 budget. 
Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones recommended a $161,871,784 budget to City Council, a 3.5 percent increase over fiscal year 2016.  Council was briefed on Jones' budget and the school's funding request on March 7, 2016.  Several groups complained at a budget forum in late March after not receiving their full-funding request. For instance, Legal Aid Justice Center claimed they should not be reviewed through the Agency Budget Review Team process. 
Council made several changes to the capital budget in late March including reductions for the McIntire Skate Park. They also restored $30,000 in funding for the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center that had not been recommended by the Agency Budget Review Team. Council opted not to put any money aside to purchase the Landmark Hotel. 
In their last budget work session, Council made several adjustments. 
- Agreed to provide additional $75,217 in funds for registrar to help with presidential race
- Agreed to fund part-time deputy city council clerk
- Increased amount of funding for redevelopment specialist
- Added back $50,000 for McIntire Skate Park
- Added $80,000 in funds for Daughters of Zion Cemetery
City Council approved a $156,391,435 budget for FY2016 in April 2016. 
The proposed tax rate for the year called for a two cent decrease in the tax rate from $1.11 to $1.09 of $100 of assessed value. A meals tax was also proposed. 
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- Web. JAUNT fighting for wage increases as city withholds funding, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, March 4, 2018, retrieved March 5, 2018.
- Web. Proposed city budget 3.5% higher than 2016, Chris Suarez, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, March 2, 2016, retrieved December 31, 2016.
- Web. City Council briefed on city schools' funding request, Aaron Richardson, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 7, 2016, retrieved December 31, 2016.
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- 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.
- Web. City Council makes progress toward Charlottesville’s capital budget, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 31, 2016, retrieved January 2, 2017.
- Web. Council holds last budget work session, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 7, 2016, retrieved January 2, 2017.
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