County Releases Order for Elected Officials’ & County Department Budget Discussions


Beginning Monday, April 21, the Council will hold budget hearings on the proposed FY 15/16 budget. Hearings will continue Tuesday, April 22 and then again the following Monday and Tuesday, April 28 and 29. The agenda for discussions will be:

Introduction, Overview & Budget Summary

Long Range Financial Projection

Elected Officials’ & County Department Budgets Discussion, in this order:

  1. County Council
  2. Municipal Court
  3. County Assessor
  4. County Clerk
  5. Probate Court
  6. County Sheriff
  7. County Attorney
  8. County Administrator
  9. Fire
  10. Police
  11. Community Services
  12. Community & Economic Development
  13. Public Works
  14. Utilities
  15. Administrative Services
  16. Non-Departmental Items

Parking Lot/Outstanding or Unresolved Items

Tentative Approval of the budget (April 28 or 29)

Possible Adoption of the budget (April 28 or 29)

All meetings will be held in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave., inside the Municipal Building. Citizens interested in reviewing the County’s proposed budget may access the document from the County’s webpage at Copies of the budget are available at the Mesa and White Rock public library reference desks, the 311 Customer Care Center (lobby – Municipal Building) or at the County Administrator’s office (Municipal Building, Suite 350).

Budget hearings are public hearings and the public is invited to attend and give the Council their comments. The first 30 minutes (7-7:30 p.m.) and last 30 minutes (9:30-10 p.m.) of each of the sessions are reserved for public comment on any portion of the proposed budget. Public comment times overlap budget presentation and discussion session times. During these times, public comment will be the primary activity. After all public comment has been received, if time remains, other budget topics may be discussed.

Until the Council adopts the budget, it is still open for discussion and change. Citizens unable to attend hearings can still comment in a variety of ways:

  • Send U.S. Mail correspondence to County Administrator Harry Burgess, 1000 Central Ave, Ste 350, Los Alamos, NM  87544
  • E-mail comments to the Office of Management & Budget:
  • E-mail comments directly to the County Council:

Citizens can also view the budget hearings live on PAC-8 (Channel 8 on Comcast cable television), or via the computer using internet streaming under the “County Council” link on the County’s webpage at

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