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Posted on: May 14, 2019

City Council Approves Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk City Council has approved the City’s $1.3 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020. 

This budget continues to strengthen the city’s capacity to do great things.  It does not include a tax increase. It includes a $2 per month increase to the waste management fee to allow the city to continue its recycling program. The storm water fee for non-residential customers will increase to match the residential rate, allowing the city to expedite its investments in storm water infrastructure. Norfolk Public 

Schools will receive an additional $3 million in local operating support, matching the Approved School Board Budget. 

Additionally, this budget provides funding for important initiatives including:
  • Support for City Council priorities - Diversity and Inclusion, Climate Change, and Lifelong Learning
  • Funds to develop a multi-modal transportation master plan
  • Continued investment in the St. Paul’s Area transformation; including $83 million over five years for capital investments 
  • Increased staffing for the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center 
  • Funds for regional public safety initiatives to advance preparation and response to critical incidents
  • Funds to support expanding Park Ranger services and landscape beautification efforts citywide
  • A raise for city employees in January 2020 and no increase to employee healthcare premiums
  • $3.9 million to improve curb, gutter, and sidewalks citywide
  • Investments in infrastructure improvements including replacing 94-year-old Fire Station 11, and raising the downtown flood wall to align with new FEMA requirements
Residents’ participation in the public budget hearing last month, as well as feedback through interactive budget challenges and the city’s online budget balancing tool helped inform deliberations on the budget. 

Our work now shifts to implementing the FY 2020 Budget and preparing for Fiscal Year 2021 budget development. Watch for updates on how to participate in that process.
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