City manager proposes FY2024 budget

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City manager proposes FY2024 budget
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By Leslie Golden | lgolden@alextimes.com

On Feb. 28, City Manager James Parajon proposed an operating and capital budget for the 2024 fiscal year to City Council. The budget adoption is scheduled for May 3. The proposal included a general fund base budget of $881.1 million as well as a $2.39 billion 10-year capital improvement program.

City Council adopted six priorities for budget and policy decisions for the next fiscal year. These include public safety, affordable housing, multilingual community engagement, youth and families support, economic development growth, staff retention and recruitment and action on the climate crisis. Other major features of the proposal include a recommendation for no tax rate increase for city residents or businesses, continued support to fully fund the requested ACPS operating budget and financial support of two collective bargaining agreements with AFD and APD.

Tonight, Parajon will present his proposal to the public at the Beatley Library at 5005 Duke St. at 7 p.m. Details about community events, including times, locations and virtual participation options, can be found at alexandriava. gov/Budget.

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