Public Budget Forums to Receive Public Comments on the FY 2017 State Budget Development

The Agency of Administration Department of Finance and Management is holding two public webinars to discuss the FY 17 state budget on November 23, 2015:

Secretary of Administration, Justin Johnson announced two open- to- the public webinars to discuss the FY 17 State budget on November 23, 2015. In accordance with Act 162 Sec E.100.1 of the 2012 session, public participation is required with the “development of budget goals, as well as general prioritization and evaluation of spending and revenue initiatives.”

This year’s meetings will be held through a webinar to allow for the public to provide input. As was the case last year, this year we will discuss different areas of state government at two separate meetings. On November 23rd at 1:00pm-3:00pm we will discuss Human Services. On November 23rd from 4:00pm to 6:00pm we will discuss General Government such as Education, Public Safety and Transportation.

The webinar will consist of brief introductory remarks by Secretary of Administration Justin Johnson, a short FY 2017 fiscal update with the remainder of the time devoted to questions and comments from the attendees taken through, previously submitted statements, phone calls and chat discussions. We appreciate your participation in the development of budget goals and prioritization and evaluation of spending and revenue initiatives for the State Budget. To assist the Finance and Management Department with prioritization and evaluation of spending and revenue initiatives, we are asking the public to answer a quick survey found at the link provided: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P96RQNB

The webinar will consist of brief introductory remarks by Secretary of Administration Justin Johnson followed by a short FY 2017 fiscal update. The remainder of the webinar will consist of reviewing questions and comments from the attendees taken through previously submitted statements, phone calls and chat discussions.

This year we will accept written testimony on the public’s priorities. Please address to Secretary Justin Johnson with the subject Public Budget Development FY 17 on the envelope. 109 State Street, 5th Floor, Montpelier VT 05609-5901.

You may e-mail Aimee Pope for additional questions at aimee.pope@vermont.gov with the title Public Budget Meeting in the subject line.

To register for the Human Services webinar please go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3100977203441651970

To register for the General Government webinar please go to:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2557553477018185730

For more information, visit the link here (PDF File).