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FY 2020 Budget Process

FY20 Budgets

Budget Hearings Schedule


Wednesday, June 5th

  • Mayor’s Presentation
  • Superintendent’s Presentation
  • City Council
  • City Clerk
  • Clerk of Committees
  • Revenue inquiries

Thursday, June 6th

  • Executive Administration
  • SomerStat
  • Arts Council
  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Elections
  • Communications & Community Engagement
  • PEG Access
  • Constituent Services

Monday, June 10th

  • Community Preservation Act
  • Finance Department (Auditing, Treasury, Purchasing, Assessing, Grants Development)
  • Personnel
  • Information Technology
  • Law

Tuesday, June 11th

  • Inspectional Services
  • Infrastructure & Asset Management
  • Capital Projects
  • Engineering
  • Misc Budgets (Debt Service, State Assessments, Health Insurance, etc)

Wednesday, June 12th

  • Parking
  • Fire (incl. Fire Alarm and Emergency Management)
  • Police (incl. Animal Control and E-911)

Tuesday, June 18th

  • Water & Sewer Enterprise Funds
  • Public Works (Administration, B&G, Custodians, Solid Waste, Highway, Lights & Lines, Fleet, Snow Removal)

Wednesday, June 19th

  • Health & Human Services (incl. Council on Aging, SomerPromise, Veterans Services)
  • Libraries
  • Parks & Recreation (incl. Fields Maintenance, Dilboy, Rinks, Kennedy Pool)

Thursday, June 20th

  • OSPCD (Administration, Planning & Zoning, Housing, Housing Stability, Economic Development, Mobility, Public Realm, Redevelopment Authority)

June 25th, 26th, and 27th

  • Cut Night(s) and final approval


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