PROPOSED FY22 BUDGET
Mayor Lester Miller presents budget for Fiscal Year 2022
On Tuesday, May 18, Mayor Lester Miller presented his Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) Budget to the Commission and the public. In his proposed budget, he is recommending no increase in property taxes and aligns funding with the stated needs of the community, which was determined through thousands of responses and suggestions during his Transition Team process.
During that process, the community identified the areas they saw needed the most work by the consolidated government: Public Safety; Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Economic Development; Education & Workforce Development; and Recreation & Tourism. Mayor Miller highlighted the work Macon-Bibb County accomplished to address those areas by having departments, agencies, and the community work closely together.
Click on the links below to watch the video of Mayor Miller presenting the budget, view the presentation itself, review the full proposed budget, and see the timeline of meetings and votes.
“This budget was built talking with our departments, partners, elected officials, and, most importantly, the public,” says Mayor Miller. “We will spend our money in a way that most directly addresses the needs and concerns of our community, and I am confident people will be proud of what we can truly being to accomplish with this budget.”
The budget he is proposing, however, specifically identifies funding to do even more work in that area, including: fully funding the new payscale for the year and beginning to develop Phase II; $1 million for neighborhood and community beautification efforts; $1 million for economic and workforce development through the Industrial Authority and Urban Development Authority; an additional $500,000 for the Code Enforcement Department to attack blight more aggressively; $100,000 for pedestrian and traffic safety; fully funding budget requests for mental health services; increasing funding for Planning & Zoning if they reduce their fees; and more.
Proposed FY22 Budget Legal Advertisement
MACON-BIBB COUNTY PROPOSED BUDGET
THE MACON-BIBB COUNTY PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE 2022 FISCAL YEAR IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS IN THE MACON CITY HALL, 700 POPLAR STREET, MACON, GEORGIA. THE PROPOSED BUDGET MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ONLINE AT: www.maconbibb.us/proposedfy22budget
AN IN-PERSON PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2021, AT 5:00 P.M. IN THE MACON-BIBB COUNTY COMMISSION CHAMBERS AT THE MACON CITY HALL, 700 POPLAR STREET, MACON, GEORGIA. THE PUBLIC HEARING MAY ALSO BE VIEWED LIVE ONLINE AT www.maconbibb.us OR www.facebook.com/maconbibbcounty. LIVE COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE TAKEN AT THE PUBLIC HEARING. ANY PERSON NOT ABLE TO ATTEND THE LIVE PUBLIC HEARING MAY SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS VIA EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org OR ONLINE AT: www.maconbibb.us/apps/commission/index.html.
THE BUDGET ORDINANCE IS SCHEDULED TO BE ADOPTED DURING THE MACON-BIBB COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING ON TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2021, AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE MACON-BIBB COUNTY COMMISSION CHAMBERS AT THE MACON CITY HALL, 700 POPLAR STREET, MACON, GEORGIA. INFORMATION REGARDING LIVE PUBLIC ACCESS TO THAT MEETING WILL BE PUBLISHED BY THE CLERK OF THE COMMISSION ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021.
April 5 - 30
meeting with departments and agencies
May 18, 5:00 p.m.
Proposed FY22 Budget presented.
Proposed Budget Advertisement in The Telegraph
May 25, 9:00 a.m.
Committee of the Whole Meeting
June 1, 5:00 p.m.
June 8, 9:00 a.m.
Committee of the Whole Meeting
June 15, 6:00 p.m.
Commission vote on FY22 Budget