Calling all Fremont residents! As the City prepares for its Mid-year Budget Review in early March, members of the community are encouraged to share their input on investment priorities for any remaining available funds for the second half of the fiscal year. The City Council will consider feedback from residents along with City staff’s analysis of current budget performance as it plans expenditures between now and June 30.
City staff will present the Council with information on national and local economic trends, any revised General Fund revenue or expenditure projections for the current year, and a preliminary General Fund forecast for the next three years. Based on this information, the City Council will evaluate results and consider making mid-year adjustments to the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Adopted Operating Budget should there be available resources.
Fremont residents can join the conversation via Fremont Open City Hall, the online civic engagement forum. After reviewing spending categories, respondents have the option to classify each initiative as “high priority,” “normal priority,” or “low priority.”
Investment categories include the following:
- Social services grants to community organizations
- Downtown community center and plaza enhancements
- Online/mobile customer service system for residents and businesses
- Traffic safety improvements
- Parks/recreation facilities improvements
- General Fund operating reserves
Feedback is welcome via the Fremont Open City Hall forum. The topic closes March 2.
Learn more information on the City’s Fiscal Year 2017-18 Adopted Operating Budget.