The City Manager's Proposed FY24-25 Resource Management Plan was presented to City Council on March 19, 2024. Over the next month, City Council will review the proposed plan, hear presentations from City staff, make adjustments, and adopt a reconciled, balanced budget on May 14, 2024. 

At budget time, everyone has a suggestion. Spend more money here. Lower a tax there. 

The City is offering tools for residents to engage with, and comment on, the Proposed FY24-25 Resource Management Plan.  Residents have the ability to tinker with the proposed FY 2024-25 City budget and suggest changes by raising or lowering individual taxes or individual spending items. The only catch is that the budget must balance.

For every change in spending or revenue, there must be an offsetting change elsewhere. Lower taxes? Sure – but you must also lower spending somewhere, or raise taxes elsewhere, to balance the budget. Want more money for a favorite service? Absolutely – but show us where you'll get the money by trimming another service or raise a tax or fee.

Resources for residents' review are available:  

Residents can weigh in with their suggestions, comments and recommendations in a variety of ways:

1.  Attend one of the public meetings or participate virtually:

  • April 17, 2024 at 6 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street - WebEx

  • April 23, 2024 at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 2401 Courthouse Drive (City Hall) - WebEx

Residents wishing to make comments during the hearings must register with the City Clerk’s Office by calling 757-385-4303 prior to 5 p.m. on the day of the hearing. If participating virtually, please also register via WebEx.

2.  Submit feedback through the comment section below or email the project inbox.

4.  Call 855-925-2801 and enter Project Code 6995 to leave your comments as a voicemail (3 minute limit).

5.  Submit feedback directly to City Council members at [email protected]

All comments received via the form, project email or voicemail will be provided to City Council. The deadline for submissions is 11 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. 

To create a profile on and to view other active and past public engagement opportunities, visit the SpeakUp home page.

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1. What suggestion, recommendation, request or input would you like to share with City Council regarding the FY24-25 budget?

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2. In which local election district do you reside?

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