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How Should We Spend Your Money?

Gaithersburg’s elected officials and staff are working on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget. An important part of that process is public input. Please take a moment to learn about where the City’s money comes from, how it’s been spent in recent years, and add your thoughts about funding priorities for the future.

FY20 Adopted Budget: $68.3 million

Property Tax Rate: $0.262 per $100 of assessed value. (The tax rate has only increased once since 1964.)

What does Gaithersburg spend your money on?

It can be difficult to comment on where best to allocate money when you’re not exactly sure what your local government does. Maintaining City parks, streets and sidewalks – check. We do that. Providing police services. Yup. Offering after school programs and opportunities for kids to volunteer. That’s us, too. Inspecting buildings for safety. We’re on it. Hosting events like the Book Festival and Fireworks – no one does it better. We collect your recycling, too (which 93% of you say that you do, by the way, and THANK YOU for that).

Click here for a comprehensive list, or poke around on our website to get a better idea of what we do.

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So what are YOUR priorities?
Survey closed on January 26

 

 Want all the details? You can do your homework here:
 FY20 Budget  FY19 Audited Statement
 FY20 Strategic Plan  2017 Biennial Citizen Survey

 FY2021 Budget Timeline

February 24 Mayor & City Council Retreat
March 16 Budget Introduction and Budget Survey Results
March 31 Draft Budget Available Online
April 20  Public Hearing on Budget and Tax Rate
April 27 / 28 
Work Session(s) - April 28 only if needed
May 13
Public Comment Record Closes
June 1  Mayor and City Council Consideration of Budget