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Public Budget Hearing

Public Hearings Scheduled to Discuss Proposed FY24 City Budget

Residents Have Several Opportunities to Provide Input


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (March 22, 2023) – City Manager Patrick Duhaney’s proposed operating budget for FY 2023-24 was presented to City Council Tuesday, March 21.


The City Council will hold two public hearings in April to gather resident input on the budget. Both meetings will be held at 6 p.m. and allow for in-person and virtual audiences.

  • Wednesday, April 19 – Virginia Beach Convention Center – WebEx meeting

  • Tuesday, April 25 – Council Chamber, City Hall, Bldg. 1 – WebEx meeting


Residents wishing to make comments during the hearings must register with the City Clerk’s Office by calling 757-385-4303 prior to 5 p.m. on the day of the hearing. If participating virtually, please also register via WebEx.


Comment by email:

  • To send a comment to the entire City Council, contact

  • To send a comment to an individual City Council member, find email addresses here.

Have a question? Send it to


Use Balancing Act Tools

Balancing Act provides tools for residents to tinker with the proposed budget, recommend changes and provide feedback. The City Council will receive all suggested changes and comments.

  • Prioritize: A new tool this year, residents can let their priorities be known by picking the 10 items they value most and then ranking them based on their interests.

  • Budget Simulation: Take a deeper dive into the total net budget by looking at the revenues and expenditures for the proposed budget. For any change made, the budget must still balance.

  • Taxpayer Receipt: See how much you paid for your Real Estate and Property (Vehicle) Tax by using this tool and get a receipt for your Virginia Beach taxes.


Read the budget: To read the complete budget, visit

In three documents: executive summary, operating budget and six-year capital plan.

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