Los Alamos County Publishes FY2018 Proposed Budget


Los Alamos County has published the second year of its proposed biennial budget. Information has been updated for all FY2018 projections that were first forecasted in April 2016 in year one (FY2017) of the budget, 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: click here.

Reference copies also are available at both public libraries and the Customer Care Center (Municipal Building lobby).

A “Citizen’s Guide to the Budget” summarizes the budget in an easy-to-read format and is available by clicking here.

Copies of the Citizen’s Guide are also available at the libraries and in the public literature rack located in the west vestibule of the Municipal Building.

Budget hearings are set for April 17, 18, 24 and 25. All hearings begin at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. Until the Council adopts the budget, it is still open for discussion and change. Council will reserve the first thirty 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: lacbudget@lacnm.us
  • E-Mail comments directly to the County Council: countycouncil@lacnm.us

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