Budget Engagement

Participatory Budgeting and Budget Public Hearings allow us to engage County residents to better understand what they want and need from a County Budget.

Engagement Programs

  • Budget Public Hearing

    The public will have an opportunity to provide input on the Mecklenburg County manager's budget recommendations before the budget is adopted by the Board of County Commissioners.

    Anyone who wishes to comment at the budget public hearing can do so by registering in advance.

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  • Resident Budget Priority Survey

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    The annual resident budget priority survey provides residents the opportunity to share their perspectives on the County’s budget and investments. Responses are collected and presented to the Board of County Commissioners to support their decision-making during the budget development and priority setting process. 

    The results are in! The FY2024 Resident Budget Priority Survey is complete and the results can be found in the interactive dashboard below. The results were shared with the Board of County Commissioners on April 11, 2023 and will help inform the development of the FY2024 budget.

    Budget Priority Survey Results Dashboard

  • Community Budget Workshops

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    The Office of management and Budget conducts several workshops throughout the County where residents can meet with budget staff to learn about the County’s priorities and share their input on what matters to them the most. Residents will also have the chance to participate in knowledge sharing and consensus building activities with other residents. 

  • Budget Simulator

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    The budget simulator is one of the County’s online tools to help residents understand the budget, including revenues and expenses. Residents can balance their priorities and submit their own budgets through this platform. The results are compiled and shared with the Board of Commissioners.

  • Advisory Boards

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    On an annual basis, the County solicits the feedback of all 18 of its advisory boards on topics that are centered on their respective areas of concern including parks and recreation, air quality, and capital improvement.  

  • Participatory Budgeting

    Participatory budgeting is a process that allows community members to determine how to best address the needs of their communities by turning ideas into actual project proposals, voting on which projects to fund, and Mecklenburg County providing the funding for winning projects. 

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In 2023, the County Assessor's Office will be conducting a state-mandated property revaluation.