Potential Rate Increases For Water, Storm Water and Solid Waste could come in new budget

Nicole Eaton
Nicole Eaton
nramsey@charlottenc.gov
4/19/2018

Potential Rate Increases For Water, Storm Water and Solid Waste could come in new budget

On Wednesday, April 11, Charlotte City Council held the third and final scheduled budget workshop for fiscal year 2019.

Three major things from discussions:

  • Potential rate increases for Charlotte Water, Storm Water Services and Solid Waste Services to continue existing service levels and meet the demands of a growing city.
  • Re-evaluating some previously planned large capital projects to ensure our infrastructure projects align to current community needs.
  • Continue support for community organizations who provide services that support the city’s goals and objectives such as housing programs and after school programs.

What’s next?

City Manager Marcus D. Jones will share his budget recommendations to city council on Monday, May 7, during the city council meeting. Council will then hold additional meetings to discuss the recommendations and conduct preliminary budget adjustments and straw votes. Through the straw vote process, council will vote on any potential adjustments to the city manager’s proposed budget. Council officially votes on adopting the budget on June 11.

Calendar through budget adoption:

May 7 -   City Manager’s Recommended Budget Presentation
May 14 - City Council Business Meeting/ Budget Public Hearing
May 16 - City Council Budget Adjustments
May 30 - City Council Budget Adjustments/Straw Votes
June 11 - Council Business Meeting/Budget Adoption

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