Monday, July 13, 2009

City's Budget Now Online


Sarasota, FL – The proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2009-10 is now available for review on the City of Sarasota website An icon on the right side of the homepage links you directly to an executive summary as well as the complete proposed budget.

A 30-minute television show devoted to the City’s financial state is also available City Manager Robert Bartolotta hosts “City Focus” and provides an overview of the proposed budget with Finance Director Chris Lyons. The program is also being shown regularly on Access Sarasota, the government access channel, Comcast channel 19 and Verizon channel 34.

Citizens will have an opportunity to provide input on the proposed budget Wed., July 15, 2009 at 6 pm in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 1565 First Street. The public input session is being held prior to the City Commission’s budget workshops, when Commissioners begin the decision making process to establish the millage rate. There will be no formal staff presentation during the public input meeting.

The budget workshops will be held Tues. July 21st and Wed. July 22nd 8 am – 5 pm in the Commission Chambers. The workshops are open to the public; however, public input will not be permitted at that time. Public input on the proposed budget will be heard Wed., July 15th.

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