The City of Portsmouth 2012-2013 Annual Budget (Proposed) was presented to city councilors on Thursday, April 5th and to the public on Friday, April 6th. Copies of the budget, along with prior year budgets and annual returns can be found at www.cityofportsmouth.com/finance/budgets.htm.
City councilors and the public now have a few short months to vet the new budget and give feedback prior to approval by the City Council. The budget schedule can be found on the city’s budget page above, and is also listed below.
21 Wednesday Department Head Meeting on budget procedure, format and guidelines
17 Tuesday *School Board Public Hearing #1 on the proposed FY13 budget
19 Thursday Planning Board meeting; Adoption of the Capital Improvement Program
23 Monday Capital Improvement Program (CIP) document to be submitted to City Council
25 Wednesday **Fire Commission Public Hearing on the proposed FY13 budget
30 Monday ***Police Commission Public Hearing on the proposed FY13 budget
9 Thursday School Board Public Hearing #2 on the proposed FY13 budget
10 Friday Proposed Budgets from Municipal Departments due back to Finance Dept
13 Monday City Council Work Session on CIP
24 Friday Finance Department submits all proposed budgets to the City Manager
Feb 27-Mar 02 Departmental budget reviews with City Manager
5 Monday City Council holds Public Hearing on CIP
19 Monday City Council meeting; Adoption of the CIP
11 Wednesday Proposed Budget document to be submitted to the City Council
18 Wednesday Public Hearing on City Manager’s Proposed FY13 budget with presentations from Police, Fire, School and Municipal Departments
30 Monday Work Session with City Council to review the School Department Budget
2 Wednesday Work Session with City Council to review Police Department Budget and Fire Department Budget
8 Tuesday Work Session with City Council to review the Municipal Budget
14 Monday Re-open Public Hearing on the City Manager’s Proposed FY13 budget
16 Wednesday Work Session with City Council –final budget review if necessary
21 Monday City Council meeting; Adoption of the FY13 Budget
Note: All Work Sessions and Public Hearings will be held in the Eileen Dondero Foley Council
Chambers and will be televised with the exception of the following:
*School Board Public Hearing to be held at the Little Harbour School
**Fire Commission Public Hearing to be held at Fire Station 2.
All Work Sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m
All Public Hearings will begin at 7:00 p.m.
*** Exception: Police Commission Public Hearing will begin at 6:00 pm