Feedback on FY 2023 Operating Budget

SHARE HERE: How Do You Think Arlington Should Prioritize Spending?

Each winter, the County Manager presents a proposed operating budget to the County Board in order to plan spending for the next fiscal year. We'd like to know your thoughts on how Arlington should prioritize necessary spending in FY 2023. Help us get better insight on questions such as:

  • How would you rate the importance of County programs and services?
  • How would you refocus certain spending in the event of a budget shortfall?
  • What considerations should we keep in mind for capital improvements?


What Should We Consider for This Year's Budget?



Take a quick look at our budget by the numbers which highlights elements of the Budget Outlook presented at the September County Board meeting to learn more about funding sources, anticipated revenue, uncertainties, and priorities. (click to enlarge)

What Does the Budget Cover?


Watch a quick video where County Manager, Mark Schwartz breaks down the Arlington's operating budget. You can find the budget timeline and other resources on the FY 2023 Budget Information webpage


Will the Budget Address Impacts of COVID-19?


Arlington continues to address impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and uses funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in order to do so. This funding helps support urgent COVID-19 response efforts, support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses, replaces lost revenue for governments, and address systemic challenges that led to unequal impacts of the pandemic. Take a look at plans for ARPA funding


How Do We Prioritize Equity?


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As stated in the mission statement, Arlington is working towards becoming a community where "all are valued, educated, healthy and safe regardless of race". We are looking at this budget with an equity lens and reflecting on what's important along the way:

  • Who benefits?
  • Who is burdened?
  • who is missing?
  • How do we know?
  • What do we do?

Make sure you're providing feedback with an equity lens as well by checking out how we're Realizing Arlington's Commitment to Equity. Here you can learn more about our racial history, demographic makeup, community impacts and more.


SHARE HERE: How Do You Think Arlington Should Prioritize Spending?