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FY 2021 Budget Process

FY21 Budget

OpenGov Transparency Portal

OpenGov allows you to explore budget and historical finances in a simple graphical user interface.

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Budget Hearings Schedule


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Ask the Budget Manager (Reddit AMA)

Going into this year’s budget season, we’ve gotten a lot of questions from residents about how the budget process works. To help residents better understand the process and how to participate, we hosted a live “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event with our budget manager at starting at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 22. He took any questions that were submitted between 11 a.m. on Monday, June 22 and 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23. If you’re unfamiliar with AMAs, they’re a type of post on Reddit where anyone can submit a question and get an answer right away.

Questions were also accepted via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a Google Form, so no Reddit account was needed to ask a question.

Programs & Initiatives

In 2023, the City created the Digital Bridge Initiative (DBI). The goal of the DBI is to support existing programming and to create new initiatives.
Join us to celebrate Somerville’s open spaces, engage with the City outside of formal meetings, and of course – enjoy some pizza.

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