County Budget Hearings Begin At 6 P.M. Monday

Council will hear details of the FY-2016 budget beginning at 6 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers. Councilors from left at last Tuesday’s meeting, Susan O’Leary and Steven Girrens, Vice Chair David Izraelevitz, Chair Kristin Henderson and Rick Reiss, Pete Sheehey and James Chrobocinski. Photo by Carol A.

Staff Report

Los Alamos County’s annual Budget Hearings are set to begin at 6 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers and continue Tuesday, April 21; Monday, April 27 and may run through Tuesday, April 28.

Monday’s Hearing begins with an introduction, overview and budget summary of the $191,901,341 proposed budget presented by Deputy County Manager Steven Lynne.

County Manager Harry Burgess will present an overview that addresses the high-level goals of the proposed budget including: 

  • Budget Summary and Long Range Financial Projection;
  • Highlights from the Summary & Outlook section of the proposed budget (pages 23-47); and
  • General County Operating Budgets.

The County Manager also will provide an overview of individual departmental highlights. Monday’s hearing will feature budgets from elected officials including the County Assessor, County Clerk, Probate Judge and County Sheriff. Some of these officials will be at the hearing to provide an overview of their department. The Utilities Manager will present the Utilities Department Budget.

Any changes made or direction received during the budget hearings will be incorporated into the proposed budget. Budget adoption occurs after County Council has reviewed and considered the FY 2016 Proposed Budget at the hearings.   

Reference copies of the FY 2016 proposed budget are available on line at the County’s website, at the Los Alamos and White Rock libraries and at the 311 Customer Care Center. Additional reference copies will be available at the hearings.

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