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Like every County in North Carolina, Mecklenburg County must adopt an annual budget by July 1 for the fiscal year that ends June 30.
The next budget cycle begins as soon as the current budget is passed, and work is well underway to develop the Manager’s Recommended Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Budget to be presented in May 2021.
From that point, the Board of County Commissioners hold a series of meetings and a public hearing and then decide on the County’s spending plan and property tax rate to support it.
Between now and then, we want to hear what you think the County’s priorities should be, and this year there are more opportunities than ever to provide your input.
FY2022 Resident Budget Priority Survey (Available Nov. 16, 2020 through Dec. 23, 2020) is a dynamic feedback tool where County residents are asked to provide their budget priorities by ranking services by level of importance to the County’s future. Use this tool to learn about how Mecklenburg County manages and allocates its $1.9 Billion Dollar operating budget and weigh- in on Mecklenburg County’s FY 2022 budget priorities. The survey should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. Residents may also submit comments and sign-up to receive updates.
Meck FY2021 Budget Simulator is a tool designed to allow County residents to show us how they would balance the budget. Visit this link to learn specific details about Mecklenburg County revenue sources and expense categories and create a balanced budget based on what is important to you. Submit your balanced budget for County leaders to view. Residents may also submit individual comments and share the tool online.
Ever wanted to estimate how tax rate changes would affect your tax bill? You can use the
Property Tax Estimator to see how changes to the rate would impact your annual County tax bill.
Beginning on Feb. 8, Mecklenburg County will host a series of five Community Budget Workshops. The workshops will be held throughout the month of February in various regions of the County.
During the event, residents will be able to discuss their budget priorities with Mecklenburg County Manager Dena R. Diorio and Budget Director Michael Bryant, as well as learn more about the budget process.
Information gathered at the workshops will be considered during planning for the FY21 budget. The workshops are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. There will also be a Spanish language interpreter available at select workshops.
A full list of workshop dates and locations is listed below. Space is limited so registration is required. Visit www.MeckBudgetWorkshops.eventbrite.com to register.
For more information on the FY2021 Community Budget Workshops or the FY21 Budget process, visit MeckNC.gov.
Media Contact: Tanisha Anderson, Public Information Specialist, 980-219-0495, Tanisha.Anderson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
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