After presentation and City Council discussion, a public input period is open for residents to provide feedback on the proposed budget and any potential changes. 

City Council holds a Reconciliation Workshop during the first week of May before voting on the final budget

A Community Conversation: City Priorities for the FY25 Budget

Providing more opportunities for Virginia Beach residents to weigh in on the City’s fiscal year 2025 budget is a priority of City Council. For the first time, community members were invited to participate in a conversation about budget priorities much earlier in the process than in previous years. About 145 residents attended A Community Conversation, an event on Jan. 18 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. 

Attendees were divided into groups at round tables, each with a City employee and professional facilitators from the firm Fountainworks to help facilitate the conversation. Residents at each table were asked a series of questions about City priorities and the budget. 

Information and results from the conversations were analyzed and discussed at the City Council Budget Retreat on Tuesday, Feb. 13.