Roanoke City Manager Bob Cowell recently released the City’s recommended FY 2018-19 budget to Council. The City has taken steps to ensure the budget process transparent and engaging for citizens by providing resources and soliciting participation in next week’s public hearing.

In a letter to Council dated April 16, 2018, Cowell outlines the strategies and priorities the budget represents. The City’s recommended budget shows a commitment to core government functions, such as education, infrastructure and public safety, as well as investment in community services, livability, economic development, and reserves.

Don’t have time to read through all 172 pages of the budget? Check out this two-page “Budget at a Glance” fact sheet that breaks down revenue, priority allocations, and the capital improvement program.

Citizens are encouraged to provide feedback at the Budget Public Hearing in the Council chamber on April 26 at 7 pm.

Click here to read City Manager Bob Cowell’s budget cover letter.

Click here to view the “Budget at a Glance.”

Click here to review the full budget proposal.