There are three different types of meetings where the public can offer comments to the Board
Monthly County Board Meetings
Each month, with the exception of August, the Board considers a range of items during its Regular Meeting, held on a Saturday, and its Recessed Meeting, usually held the Tuesday after the Saturday meeting. Regular County Board Meetings open with the Board hearing from the public about items that are neither on the agenda for that month, nor scheduled to come before the Board at a future meeting. The Board may also hold Public Hearings on specific agenda items.
Dates and times for the FY 2021 Budget and Tax Rate Public Hearings to be announced in January 2020.
The County’s Fiscal Year (FY) runs July 1-June 30. The County Board provided the County Manager with guidance for preparing the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget in November 2019. The Manager will follow that guidance, and seek comment from the his executive leadership team, departments and the public before presenting his FY 2021 Proposed Budget to the Board in February 2020. The Board will review the Proposed Budget through a series of works sessions with County Departments, advisory commissions, and the Arlington Public Schools Board, and will take into consideration comments from the public. The Board will hold an FY 2021 Budget Hearing in March 2020 and a Calendar Year Tax Rate Hearing in April 2020, before adopting the FY 2021 Budget at its April Meeting. Fiscal Year 2021 will begin July 1, 2020.
The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a 10-year plan that identifies the capital needs of the community, and funding sources to meet those needs. The CIP provides the blueprint for building, maintaining, upgrading or replacing County facilities and infrastructure, including libraries; parks; community centers; technology systems; water, sewer, stormwater, and transportation infrastructure, and more. Arlington updates its CIP biennially. It is subject to changes as needs become more defined and projects move along in their planning and budgeting processes. In July 2018, the County Board adopted a $3.4 billion combined County-APS FY 2019-FY 2028 CIP.