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CIP Review Budget Work Session: Held electronically pursuant to Gov Ex Order #16

On Monday, March 23, Brentwood City Manager Kirk Bednar submitted the proposed FY 2021-2026 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) to the City Commission.  The Commission will review the draft document and discuss the proposed capital projects at a Work Session on March 31 at 4:00 p.m. 

In the interest of the public health, safety, and welfare of the public, this meeting will be held electronically pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order No. 16. Physical presence of the public will be limited, but the meeting may be viewed online.

The CIP is approved annually by the City Commission.  The draft document covers the six-year period between FY 2021 and FY 2026.  The CIP is essentially a financial planning tool, as opposed to a formal budget document where funds are officially appropriated.  It sets forth the capital spending priorities (high-dollar expenditures like building and road maintenance, vehicles, park improvements, water/sewer improvements, etc.) that the City can expect over the next few years.  The CIP is elastic, meaning priorities can change from year to year as new challenges and opportunities arise, but also provides a measure of predictability for purpose of financial planning.

The projects identified in FY 2021 of the CIP will be presented as part of the draft FY 2021 Annual Budget, which is where the Commission authorizes the expenditure of funds.  Since Brentwood operates on a July to June fiscal year, that process takes place in May and June each year.  Both the CIP and the Annual Budget are scheduled for adoption on June 22, 2020.

 

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