The ingredients now combining for the dish that is the county’s budget for fiscal year 2018 come from input from the budget staff, the county administrator, the superintendent of schools, and everyday peiople in communities.
Both County Supervisors and School Board members in combined meetings hit the road last week, touring the county on a fact-finding tour to collect information on how citizens felt about the upcoming FY2018 budget. Along with them, key members of the budget and management department, libraries, public safety, schools, and others were on hand to answer questions.
If you missed last week’s community budget round robin, you have another chance during the week of March 20 at workshops around the county.
Response from citizens attending meetings and weighing in on the Blueprint Chesterfield Campaign, here indicated, for one thing, an interest in the direction of education, public safety, and transportation. Citizens are additionally focused on enhanced quality of life through existing libraries and parks, according to the presentation made by Budget and Management.