City of Saginaw, Michigan

May 17, 2021 SAGINAW, MI–City officials are encouraging residents to participate in the City Council meeting on Monday, May 24 at 6:30 pm on the FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget.

The May 24 Saginaw City Council meeting will be held via video/teleconference consistent with PA 267 of 1976/PA 228 of 2020 and Local Emergency Declaration dated April 8, 2021. The meeting will be streamed live on SGTV Channel 191 and on the City’s youtube channel at www.youtube.com/user/CityofSaginawMI

The May 24 meeting will consist of three public hearings. The public hearings include a
hearing on the FY 2021-2022 Proposed Budget and Property Tax Millage, a hearing on the Special Assessment District for a Police and Fire Millage for FY 2021-2022, and a hearing on the Downtown Development Authority District millage to be levied on properties within the DDA district.

Written comments on the proposed Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget will be read during the public hearing and can be submitted by email to: clerk@saginaw-mi.com or mail to: City Clerk, 1315 S. Washington Ave., Saginaw, MI 48601. If you wish to speak during the public hearing call 989.759.1480 or email clerk@saginaw-mi.com to receive a call in number.

There will be additional budget discussions, and budget adoption will be proposed at the
conclusion of the May 24 City Council meeting. For all other public comments not related to the budget, citizens can sign up for the Public Input portion of the May 24 meeting. Citizens will be allowed 3 minutes to address the City Council. Citizens may call 989.759.1480 or email the City Clerk at clerk@saginaw-mi.com to request to speak. All Public Input requests must be received by May 24 at 1 pm. Call-in instructions will be provided to those citizens who are signed up for Public Input.

Yolanda M. Jones, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, commented, “This takes the place of our normal budget meeting, but we are still doing everything we can to gather feedback from residents. We welcome public comment during this budget process.”

The FY 2022 proposed budget reflects the City’s commitment to provide quality services to residents, while preserving the City’s long-term financial viability. The total citywide budget is projected to be $132.4 million, which represents a $7.6 million, or 6.09% increase from the 2021 approved budgeted levels. The General Fund Budget for FY 2022 is projected to be $37,792,871.

City Manager Tim Morales commented, “The budget process has evolved over the past several years because of the hard work the Office of Management and Budget staff along with the city’s Financial Management Team and our Department Heads. This year presents unique circumstances, and we want to ensure citizens have the ability to address City Council Members on the FY 2022 Proposed Budget. We’ve done our best to make it easy and available for our citizens.”

Click here to view the FY 2022 Proposed Budget.