Feb. 20, 2018 - In most cities, developing a city budget is an internal process, and residents can’t weigh in until formal public hearings are held before a city council.
For the record, Mary Bunting opened up the process when she became Hampton’s city manager. Getting input on the front end, as the budget is being developed, allows residents to discuss what programs and services they value most.
This year's I Value budget meetings will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Hampton High School, 1491 West Queen St.; and Saturday, February 24, from 9-11 a.m., at Kecoughtan High School, 522 Woodland Road. The city manager will have an online chat with residents on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 6:30-8 p.m., and an online poll also opens that Thursday.