FY2021 Budget Development
Key Dates for the FY21 Budget Process
- December 2019 - County Administrator presented Chesterfield's State of the County
- January 22 - Board of Supervisors Work Session, FY21 Budget Kickoff Presentation
- January 31 - County-Schools Liaison Committee Meeting, FY21-25 Capital Planning Presentation and Demand Forecasting Model Presentation
- February 19 - Joint Board of Supervisors and School Board, CIP Work Session, Revenue Work Session, Proposed Utilities Budget, Board to Set Maximum Tax Rate
- By March 1 - Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent submits proposed budget and capital plan to the County Administrator
- March 11 - Proposed Budget Work Session, Schools Operating Budget (Starting at noon, Room 502)
- March 12 - 24 - Facebook Live Community Meetings (Community Meeting Presentation)
- March 25 - Budget Public Hearings - Citizens can still provide comments to the Board of Supervisors via the online form.
- March 26 - April 7 - County and Schools finalizing budget and CIP prior to adoption
- April 8 - Board of Supervisors meeting, presentation on the FY2021 Revised Budget
- April 9 & April 13 - Facebook Live events, 7 p.m.
- April 22 - Budget Adoption
- May 27 - Clean up state budget topics
FY2021 Budget Documents
- FY21 Budget Adoption Presentation
- FY21 Revised Budget Document
- FY21 Revised Budget Presentation
- FY2021 Proposed Budget (Full Document)
- FY2021 Proposed Budget Overview
- Resumen del presupuesto propuesto para FY21
- All funds, Line Item Details for FY2021 Proposed Budget
- Citizen Comments from Budget Public Hearings and Budget Feedback
Building Chesterfield's Blueprint
Explore the Budget
The FY2020 budget remains focused on fundamentals - investing over 75% of available resources in public safety, education, and infrastructure. By keeping core principals at the forefront of investment decisions, this plan makes great strides on the following fronts:
Includes a 3% raise for teachers, staffing resources to accommodate an additional 520 students, the opening of Old Hundred Elementary School, significant movement on the remaining six referendum projects, continued progress in funding major facility maintenance needs, and additional resources for pupil transportation.
Safe and Secure Community
Enhanced recruitment and retention initiatives, improved staffing levels amongt all public safety agencies, the opening of Magnolia Green Fire Station, new mobile broadband technology for first responders, and higher starting salaries for Sheriff’s deputies.
Investing in the Workforce
Up to a 3% merit for qualifying employees, career development plan implementation for significant portions of the workforce, additional funding for training and tuition reimbursement, and implementation of a five-year computer replacement cycle for all staff.
Care and Maintenance of Infrastructure
Capital funding for major maintenance that meets the 2.5% of replacement value funding target two years ahead of schedule, continued transition of the vehicle registration fee to accommodate transportation projects, additional maintenance workers in Buildings and Grounds and Parks, and a capital projects manager to ensure timely implementation of planned capital projects.
Compliance with all financial policies and ratios, decreased reliance of one-time resources, conservative management of contracted costs and service agreements, five-year planning projections, and ongoing monitoring of key economic indicators.