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City Council Budget Committee

Committee charge
City Council’s Budget Committee was established in 1996 and modified in 2007 with the following charge to guide the budget process: 

  • Recommend an annual calendar and process for review and approval of the budget
  • Review major budgetary issues and options prior to the half-day budget retreats
  • Provide feedback to the City Manager regarding the agenda and agenda items to be addressed at budget retreats
  • Make recommendations on referred items from Council at the budget adjustments meeting prior to straw votes; and
  • Make recommendations on referred items throughout the year to the full City Council

Committee members

2015-2017 Committee assignments

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Greg PhippsEd DriggsPatsy KinseyVi LylesLaWana Mayfield
Greg P​hipps,
committee chair
Ed Driggs,
committee vice chair
Patsy KinseyVi LylesLaWana Mayfield

Staff resource: Kim Eagle, Strategy & Budget Director

Note: for information on the full City Council budget workshops, please visit Management & Financial Services Office of Strategy & Budget​.

Committee goals

  • Provide early and formal communication:
    ○ Between City Council and Staff;
    ○ Among Council Members; and
    ○ Between City Council and citizens
  • Provide more time for policy development
  • Provide more time for Council review of budget materials
  • Facilitate Council’s budget decision-making process between budget adjustments and straw votes 
  • Provide for a more public process ​

Upcoming meetings
Meetings are held periodically in room CH-14 in the basement of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (600 East 4th Street). View the full public meeting calendar.

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Meeting agendas & summaries
Below are the most recent documents. View past agendas and summaries.

collapse Date of meeting : 4/18/2016 ‎(3)
General Fund Update April 18.pdfGeneral Fund Update April 18
April 18 Budget Committee - April 20 Workshop Packets.pdfApril 18 Budget Committee - April 20 Workshop Packets
April 18 Budget Committee Summary Packet.pdfApril 18 Budget Committee Summary Packet
collapse Date of meeting : 4/11/2016 ‎(3)
April 11 Budget Committee Packet.pdfApril 11 Budget Committee Packet
General Fund Update April 11.pdfGeneral Fund Update April 11
April 11 Budget Committee Summary Packet.pdfApril 11 Budget Committee Summary Packet
collapse Date of meeting : 3/21/2016 ‎(4)
March 21 Budget Committee Packet.pdfMarch 21 Budget Committee Packet
CIP Material March 21.pdfCIP Material March 21
Budget Committee Solid Waste Update March 21.pdfBudget Committee Solid Waste Update March 21
March 21 Budget Committee Summary Packet.pdfMarch 21 Budget Committee Summary Packet