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Richmond City Council Government Budget Overview

We, as Richmond Residents, pool our resources in order to own and operate our citizen-run government and decide what public services we want to invest in; the priority (investment levels) for these services; and, how we pay for them.

Examples of some of our services are the management, oversight and delivery of such things as clean/safe drinking water; paved streets, bridges, sidewalks; public parks; animal protection; trash/sewage removal; police/firefighting/laws/courts/rescue; public transportation; and, educating our children. Together, we own, operate, use and benefit from these services on a daily basis.

As the governing body of Richmond, Richmond City Council represents us in establishing the government services we want; sets priority/investment levels; and, identifies ways to help pay for them.

In order to set investments levels, each year Richmond City Council establishes an official Richmond Government Budget that is funded from state, local and federal fees/taxes.

Richmond City Council’s ongoing budget analysis and deliberation intensify from August through May and incorporate more than two dozen public meetings, hearings and work sessions. It includes the Mayor submitting to Council a proposal, which it amends to establish an official Richmond Government Budget.

Richmond’s government operates on a two-year fiscal plan (budget) that is amended every year. The Richmond Government Budget takes the form of Ordinances that are approved each May for an upcoming Fiscal Year, which runs from July 1 to June 30 annually. During the year, the budget is also amended and/or updated, as requested by the Mayor and approved by Council.

Richmond City Council’s Budget Ordinances are available for review in the Richmond City Council Office of the City Clerk, located on the 2nd floor of Richmond City Hall, 900 E. Broad Street; 804.646.7955 (tel).

Richmond Government Budget Documents

Fiscal Year 2023 Richmond Government Budget

Council Budget Information updates

 

 

 

Fiscal Year 2023 Richmond Government Budget
Establishment Meetings Schedule

(updated 4.19,2022/820hrs)

  • Richmond City Council

    Fiscal Year 2023 Richmond Government Budget Establishment Meetings Schedule

    Meetings, unless otherwise noted, to be held in Richmond City Council Chambers; Richmond City Hall; 900 E. Broad Street; Richmond, Virginia 23219

    ·  Mon., February 28, 2022: 1:00-3:30 p.m.

        Council Budget - Work Session #1

    Discussion of Operating Budget Priorities - Council & Staff

    Discussion of CIP Priorities - Council & Staff

     

    ·  Fri., March 4, 2022: 3:00 p.m.

    Council Special Meeting: DEADLINE: Mayor submits proposed

    Richmond Govt. Budget to Richmond City Council

     

    ·  Mon., March 14, 2022; 1:00-3:00 p.m.

    Council Budget - Work Session #2

    Mayor‘s Proposed Budget Overview - Jason May

    Richmond Public Schools PS Budget Overview - Jason Kamras

     

    · Mon., March 21, 2022; 1:00-3:00 p.m.

        Council Budget - Work Session #3

        Analysis of Mayor‘s Proposed Operating Budget - Council Staff

     

    ·  Mon., March 28, 2022: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

        Council Budget - Work Session #4

    Presentation - Review of the Proposed FY 23 Compensation and Pay Plan, General, Police,

    & Fire (Sworn) – Lincoln Saunders, Chief Administrative Officer

    Councilmembers will identify questions and topics for future work sessions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

    ·  Mon., March 28, 2022: 6:00-8:00 p.m. (moved to 4.11.2022 on 3.7.2022)

        Council Budget Public Hearing - Fiscal Year 2022 Richmond Government Budget

                          

  • Fri., April 1, 2022: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

    Council Budget - Work Session #5

Presentation – Planning Department Staffing in FY23 and Scheduled Studies – Kevin J. Vonck,

Director, Richmond Department of Planning & Development Review

FY23 Fleet Purchases & Green Fleet Options – Robert Steidel, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Operations; Adam Hohl, Policy Advisor; Calvin Chambliss, Fleet Operations Manager

Councilmembers will identify questions and topics for future work sessions.

       

·  Mon., April 4, 2022: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

    Council Budget - Work Session #6

Presentation - Capital Improvement Plan & Capital Planning Program – Jason May, Director, Richmond Department of Budget and Strategic Planning

Presentation – Facilities (Repairs of City Buildings) – Robert Steidel, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Operations & Adam Hohl, Policy Advisor

Presentation - Public Works & Infrastructure (Transportation & Drainage) – Bobby Vincent, Director, Richmond Department of Public Works

Councilmembers will identify questions and topics for future work sessions.

 

·  Mon., April 11, 2022; 1:00-3:00 p.m.

    Council Budget - Work Session #7

Presentation – Scheduled Park Improvements & Programming for FY23 – Chris Frelke, Director, Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities

Presentation – Revenue – Jason May, Director, Richmond Dept. of Budget and Strategic Planning

Councilmembers will identify questions and topics for future work sessions.

·  Mon., April 11, 2022: 6:00-8:00 p.m. (moved from 3.28.2022 on 3.7.2022)

    Council Budget Public Hearing - Fiscal Year 2022 Richmond Government Budget

·  Wed. April 13, 2022; 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Canceled on 4.12.2022)

    Council Budget Amendment - Work Session #8

Richmond Public Schools FY 2023 Budget Presentation (Tentative upon receipt)

·           Mon., April 18, 2022: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

(extended from 3 to 4 p.m. on 4.18.2022)

  Council Budget Amendment - Work Session #9

 

·           Tues., April 19, 2022: 5:00-7:00 p.m. (Added on 4.18.2022)

   Budget Meeting regarding Richmond Ambulance Authority

   Location: Richmond City Hall, 5th Floor Conference Room;

Richmond City Hall; 900 E. Broad Street; Richmond, Virginia 23219

                                     

·  Wed., April 20, 2022: 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Canceled on 4.18.2022)

    Council Budget Amendment - Work Session #10

·           Fri., April 22, 2022: 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Added on 4.19.2022)

  Council Budget Amendment - Work Session #11

 

· Mon. April 25, 2022; 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Added on 4.19.2022)

Council Budget Amendment - Work Session #12

May include Richmond Public Schools FY 2023 Budget

·  Mon., April 25, 2022: 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Moved to May 2, 2022 on 4.19.2022)

    Introduce Budget Amendments (During Council Formal Meeting)

· Tues. April 26, 2022; 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Added 4.19.2022)

   Council Budget Amendment - Work Session #13

· Wed. April 27, 2022; by 5:00 p.m.

(Not a meeting/Added 4.19.2022)

DEADLINE: For Council submission of Proposed Budget Amendment legislation to Richmond Office of City Attorney to provide crucial time required for preparation and introduction of legislation for May 2 Council Special Meeting.

· Mon., May 2, 2022: 5:00-5:30 p.m.

(Moved from 4.25.2022 on 4.19.2022)

Council Special Meeting to Introduce Proposed Budget Amendments

(Being held prior to Richmond City Council Organizational Development Standing Committee)

DEADLINE: Council Proposed Budget Amendment legislation must be introduced to provide crucial time required for preparation and introduction of legislation for adoption prior to May 15 deadline for adopting Richmond Public Schools Budget. (Proposed legislation is required to be advertised seven days before adoption.)

·           Mon., May 2, 2022; 6:00-8:00 p.m. (moved to 5.9.2022 on 4.19.2022)

Council Budget Public Hearing

Richmond City Council Establishes Official FY 2023 Richmond Govt. Budget

Richmond Government Budget includes amendments; Operating Budget: General Fund, Special Funds, Enterprise Funds, Internal Service Funds, Federal, and State funds; Richmond Capital Improvement Plan; and funds provided to Richmond Public Schools.

·           Mon., May 9, 2022; 6:00-8:00 p.m.

(Moved from 5.2.2022 on 4.19.20220)

Council Budget: Public Hearing will be held on proposed amended budget legislation/Comments on proposed budget amendments

Richmond City Council Establishes Official

FY 2023 Richmond Govt. Budget

Richmond Government Budget includes amendments; Operating Budget: General Fund, Special Funds, Enterprise Funds, Internal Service Funds, Federal, and State funds; Richmond Capital Improvement Plan; and funds provided to Richmond Public Schools.

 

·           Sun., May 15, 2022

DEADLINE: Council must adopt Richmond Public Schools budget by May 15, or within 30 days of receipt of state school funding estimates to localities (whichever later), per Virginia Code of Laws: Title 22.1. Education; Chapter 8. Article 1; §22. 1-93.

 

·           Tues., May 31, 2022

DEADLINE: Council must establish the Richmond Government Budget by May 31 annually or proposed budget submitted by Mayor becomes budget for ensuing year, as if adopted by Council. (Richmond City Charter: Chapter 6. Budgets.)

 

·           Fri., July 1, 2022

  Fiscal Year 2023 Richmond Government Budget begins

 

NOTE: Schedule subject to updates and budget items/questions/discussions may also take part in other public Council meetings.

Richmond City Council Office of Council Chief of Staff Working Draft

Access to Livestream

     Continuing its ongoing commitment to transparency, the Richmond City Council Richmond Government Budget Establishment process provides Richmond residents opportunity for engagement, awareness, involvement, comment, and input.

     Meetings agendas, instructions livestream, and archives are available via the Council calendar website. To access livestream broadcasts, click the In Progress link, in the far right hand column entitled Video.

 

Contact Your Councilmember

Richmond residents are invited and encouraged to share their thoughts regarding the many compelling and competing city budgetary needs directly with the individual Councilmember representing them.

 

Find Your District

The following helpful link can be used by residents, if needed, to further assist in identifying their individual Richmond Voter District:

 


 

Fiscal Year 2022 Richmond Government Budget

Richmond Government Budget Book Archives

Richmond City Council will hold Public Hearings and vote on Richmond Public Schools FY 2022 Budget, on Monday, May 10, and final legislation for the FY 2022 Richmond Government Budget, on Monday, May 24, 2021

Updated: Richmond City Council schedule for establishing the Fiscal Year 2022 Richmond Government Budget

Proposed GF Budget Amendment Scenario draft - WORKING COPY 4.22.2021.pdf

Proposed Text Amendments draft 4.21.2021.pdf

Proposed 10% Charitable Contribution Reduction draft 4.21.2021.pdf

Proposed Richmond General Fund Operating Budget Amendments Proposed FY 2022 Richmond Government Budget 4.16.2021

UPDATED: Richmond City Council schedule for establishing the Fiscal Year 2022 Richmond Government Budget

RCC OCCOS Capital Improvement Plan Staff Budget Presentation -Budget Work Session 4. FINAL updated 4.9.2021

UPDATED: RCC OCCOS Operational Staff Budget Presentation - Work Session 3 updated 4.9.2021

Analysis of Proposed FY 2022 Richmond Government Budget General Fund - Staff Presentation - Work Session 3 - updated 4.5.2021

Richmond City Council to hold its first FY 2022 Richmond Government Budget Work Session

Richmond City Council schedule for establishing the Fiscal Year 2022 Richmond Government Budget