Virtual Pop-Up Town Hall
We'll be having a virtual Pop-Up Town Hall on the proposed budget on Tuesday, June 2 starting at 2 p.m. You can watch and participate in this virtual event at our Facebook page. You can e-mail questions for the event in advance to Budget and Special Projects Manager Mike Franks. Read more.
Town Manager's FY 2020-21 Budget Message
May 1, 2020
I am honored to present the Recommended Fiscal Year 2020–2021 Budget. The impact of COVID-19 will be felt by nearly all state and local governments during budget development as social restrictions are anticipated to have a significant impact on sales tax revenue. The Town of Garner is no different as sales tax makes up approximately 20 percent of revenue during a normal year. Based on anticipated shortfalls in sales tax, and other revenue categories, the Town is projecting a significant shortfall. Despite this, staff anticipates significant growth to continue over the long term and has expanded on efforts to identify future year requirements to make sure sufficient resources will be available. It is critical that we don’t lose sight of the Town’s long-term goals as we address short-term challenges. As a result, this budget focuses on meeting the significant challenges associated with COVID-19 while positioning the Town to meet future strategic needs.
As the table below indicates, the FY 2020-21 recommended budget would ensure that Garner remains one of the most affordable localities in Wake County.