On Tuesday August 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. we have a Special Sun Valley City Council meeting. This is the fourth in a number of meetings we are holding to establish the City’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget (October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012). At this meeting the Council will hold its formal Public Hearing on the Tentative Budget for FY12 we adopted on July 12, 2011.
You will note that the Public Hearing on the FY12 Budget was to be held on August 2, 2011, a date the Council established back in April and which is indicated on your tax statement. Unfortunately, the City’s Administrative staff did not follow proper notice procedures and the August 2nd Public Hearing could not be held on that date. It had to be moved to August 9th. I hope this does not cause an inconvenience to the taxpayers of Sun Valley. I am also waiting for the City to post a copy of the Tentative Budget on the City’s website. When that happens, I will put a link to it here. The Tentative Budget is now available online at the City website. Click here to view it.
During the July 12, 2011 Special Council Meeting, I was able to convince the Council to agree to my proposal to forego raising property taxes by 3% in the FY12 Tentative Budget. It makes no sense to increase property taxes when the draft budget showed revenues over expenditures greater than the increase in property taxes. We are still able to fund necessary operations and meet our obligations.
The City has not posted the Agenda or Council Packet for the 8-9-11 meeting yet. When they do, I will put a link to it here. The Agenda and Council Packet for the 8-9-11 meeting is now available online at this link. You will note that the Mayor has now added several additional items to the Agenda for this Special Meeting.
You can also listen to any of our Council meetings live, or later on the internet at this link.
You can always see the full Council schedule and additional information at my website.