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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Commissioner-proposed amendments to budget, CIP available for public to view

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Each May, the County Manager presents a Recommended Budget for the next fiscal year to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). In considering the Recommended Budget, the Board Of County Commissioners conducts multiple public hearings and budget work sessions. During these sessions, Commissioners and staff may propose to amend the budget as it was presented by the Manager. 

Amendments to the Recommended Budget are subsequently voted on by the BOCC at the last work session prior to anticipated budget adoption. A final budget is approved by the BOCC each June.

The list of proposed amendments to the Recommended Budget is maintained on the county website to allow the public to view them and submit comments. This list is updated as amendments are proposed or as supplemental information becomes available. Amendments which pass are subsequently incorporated into the full budget proposal to be considered for passage by the BOCC.

Budget adoption schedule

The board holds two public hearings to allow county residents to share their thoughts on the budget. The hearings for 2020 are scheduled for May 11 and June 3.

The board holds a series of virtual budget work sessions. Sessions this year are held May 13, May 20, May 27 and June 8.

Residents who wish to speak during a public hearing must contact the Clerk to the Board using the email address ocpubliccomment@orangecountync.gov no later than 3 p.m. the day of the hearing. When submitting the request, speakers must include the following:

  • The date of the public hearing they wish to speak
  • The agenda item they wish to comment on (budget)
  • Your name, address, email address and phone number you will call into the meeting from

Prior to the meeting, speakers will be emailed a link to the meeting that will allow them to participate. Speakers may use their computer audio set-up or connect via a phone to make comments. They will be brought into the virtual meeting room when it is their turn to speak. Speakers are limited to three minutes.