Los Alamos County has published its proposed biennial budget. Information has been included based on current spending, revenue forecasts, and Council direction.
Citizens are encouraged to access the document on the Finance Office/Budget page of the County’s website, using this link: http://www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/administrative_services/finance_budget/reports_and_budgets/
Reference copies also are available at both public libraries and the Customer Care Center in the Municipal Building lobby) at 1000 Central Ave.
A “Citizen’s Guide to the Budget” summarizes the budget in an easy-to-read format and is available here: http://www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/administrative_services
Copies of the Citizen’s Guide also are available at the libraries and in the public literature rack in the west vestibule of the Municipal Building.
Budget hearings are set for April 16, 17, 23 and 24. All hearings begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers. Until the Council adopts the budget, it is still open for discussion and change. Scheduled budget hearings may be cancelled if the budget is adopted at an earlier hearing.
Council will reserve the first 30 minutes of each hearing for public comment on any portion of the proposed budget. Once all comments have been provided, or, after this time has expired, budget presentations and discussions will continue.
Citizens unable to attend the budget hearings can still comment in a variety of ways:
- Send U.S. mail to County Manager Harry Burgess, 1000 Central Avenue, Ste 350, Los Alamos, NM 87544
- E-Mail comments to the Finance Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
- E-Mail comments directly to the County Council: email@example.com
Citizens can view the budget hearings live on PAC-8 cable television, or by using Internet streaming under the “County Council” link on the County’s webpage: http://www.losalamosnm.us/government/county_council