City Council members will work on the FY2020 budget on Wednesdays as the Budget Committee of the Whole from July 10 through Aug. 14. The final public hearing and potential adoption of the finished budget is set for Aug. 19. Your Council members need to hear from you as they work. If you can’t attend committee meetings, you can contact your Council representative directly by e-mail or by phone https://ci.missoula.mt.us/314/City-Council to express your opinions. You can also stream the meetings live or go back and watch past meetings at https://ci.missoula.mt.us/1149/AgendasWebcastsMinutes . You can subscribe to be notified of Budget Committee of the Whole meetings and all things budget through Notify Me https://ci.missoula.mt.us/list.aspx?ListID=631
The coming year’s budget documents are on the website under FY2020 Preliminary Budget https://ci.missoula.mt.us/2576/FY2020-Preliminary-Budget . Each week, budget items related to the departments being discussed will post on Fridays before the meetings. Check the budget calendar to see what’s coming up each week.
Interested in seeing how your tax dollars support the services you want and need? Check out our Budget Q & A at the link off the page. https://ci.missoula.mt.us/DocumentCenter/View/50063/Budget-QA-FY-2019 Interested in the strategic goals that inform the City’s budget decisions? Take a look at the Missoula Strategic Plan at the link. The Mayor’s Budget Letter outlines the requests the mayor suggests for FY2020.