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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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Programs & Initiatives

‘Slice of the City’ are early evening, drop-in style meet ups at green spaces in each of Somerville’s wards. The Mayor, City Council, and City staff will be present to mingle with residents. Join us to celebrate Somerville’s open spaces, engage with the City outside of formal meetings, and of course – enjoy some pizza.
The City of Somerville’s New Small Business Vitality Grant offers up to 12 months of rental support for physical storefronts, with a maximum of $50,000.

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