The Town of Lakeview’s budget process.
The Town’s budget meetings are being held electronically. The first meeting will be held May 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. The second meeting is tentatively scheduled on June 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm and will take place on an as needed basis.
The meetings will be streamed live via the Town’s Facebook Page. Public comments will be taken in the order they are received and after prior public comments sent in by email are addressed. The meetings will be recorded and available on Facebook immediately after the live session has concluded. There will also be a link on the Town’s website no later than 5-business days following the meeting.
Public comment will also be taken via email format. Email comments must be received by 5:00 pm on May 27, 2020 and will be read during the public comment section of the meeting on May 28, 2020. Comments by phone will be taken on a scheduled basis during the public comment section of the meeting on May 28, 2020. Comments will be subject to a three minute limit per community member. To email a public comment, please provide your name, phone number, and address via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A copy of the budget document may be inspected online at Budget 2020-2021 or obtained by mail on or after May 4, 2020, via email request to email@example.com or phone request via phone message to 541-947-2020.
These are public meetings where deliberation of the budget committee will take place. Any person may provide comment at the meetings. Notice of publication is also available at Budget 2020-2021.
The Town of Lakeview Charter requires the town manager to prepare and transmit to the council an annual budget. The town manager is assisted in this responsibility by a budget committee committee made up of local residents. The budget committee reviews and may revise the proposed budget before it is formally adopted.
Local Budget Law is designed to give the public ample opportunity to participate in the budgeting process. After the budget committee approves the budget, the town council publishes a summary of the budget and holds a public hearing, at which any person may appear for or against any item in the budget. These requirements encourage public participation in budget making. They also give public exposure to budgeted programs and fiscal policies before the Town adopts the budget.