City announces 2024/2025 budget; seeks public comment

City staff presented the 2024/2025 Fiscal Year Draft Budget at the Susanville City Council’s May 15 meeting.

According to the city’s Facebook page (click here), “As part of the budget process, the first steps of the process include staff level assessment of revenue projections, expenditure projections, and schedule preparation which has been completed and presented to the City Council. As such, it is important to city staff and the City Council to engage the public in the budget process. Below is the Draft 2024/2025 Budget at the fund level for review as well as each department’s and division’s budget line items. City staff is seeking questions and comments on the budget in written form, questions will be compiled into a FAQ document.

“Please utilize the below comment box to ask questions and submit comments regarding the 2024/2025 Budget. A series of videos will be released from city departments to provide more detailed budget information; those videos will be posted here for public viewing.

The city announced the following timeline in the agenda packet from the May 15 meeting.

May 15, 2024 — Present Draft Budget – open 30-day public comment period.
June 5, 2024 — Appoint members to the Susanville Sales Tax Oversight Board
June 14, 2024 — Close the 30-day public comment period
June 19, 2024 — Approve expenditure authority to August 7, 2024
June 24, 2024 — STOB meeting. Compile comments and prepare final budget documents
July 17, 2024 — Present Final Budget for approval by City Council.