Each year, the City of Raleigh determines its annual budget - a blueprint which outlines how the city plans to spend money in the coming year. The budget runs on a fiscal calendar - July 1 through June 30. Consequently, city employees are now in the midst of determining what services to fund and how much to fund them.
We are asking for your input. Please answer the following questions and suggest ideas of your own. Let us know the city services that are important to you and your family. Invite your neighbors, co-workers and other community members to participate, too! The more ideas, thoughts and questions we receive, the better our city’s budget will be!
The city doesn’t have unlimited funds. We can only spend what we take in. That means if you want to raise spending for, say, Police, another department will have less funding. What do you value the most? What programs do you want to see continued, expanded or eliminated? Remember, just because you don’t use a particular service or program offered by the city doesn’t mean that your neighbors or co-workers don’t use it or that you don’t benefit from it in a different way. Please, keep all that in mind as you decide what makes Raleigh a great place to live, work, play and grow a business.