Budget

Developing the budget is one of the most critical, and complex, duties with which the Board of County Supervisors is tasked. This process is a delicate balance between investing in the services that enhance our community and while also not overburdening the taxpayers of Prince William. It always involves tough choices. That was truer than ever this year, as the financial realities of the COVID-19 took hold.

County staff has worked tirelessly budget for the increased need for safety net services brought about by the pandemic, even as revenue projections drop. The over $40M in budget cuts include eliminating a planned 3% merit increase for County staff, pausing most Capital Improvement Program projects and initiating a hiring freeze. While not the ambitious budget proposed in February, the budget that passed on April 28 contains a mix of strategic cuts and investments that will help our community weather this storm, together. Read Supervisor Boddye’s statement on the FY 2021 Budget, and view posts from throughout the process below.

Board of County Supervisors’ Allocates an Additional $25 Million in CARES Act Funding

In May, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted to allocate $15.8 million of the $41 million of CARES Act funding the county received from the federal government, with $8 million going toward rent and mortgage relief; $5 million for small business relief; $2 million for homeless services; and $800,000 toward helping the four […]

Prince William board to decide how to spend $41 million in federal COVID-19 aid | News | princewilliamtimes.com

“We know there are a lot of businesses being hit hard right now,” Boddye said. “We’re going to have a lot of folks coming to us, wanting that relief and needing that relief.” Prince William County is slated to receive $41 million in federal COVID-19 aid this week, and it will be up to the […]

Post Budget Adoption Update: Investing in Our Future

Last night, the Board of Supervisors adopted Prince William County's FY2021 Budget. It is a far cry from the ambitious set of priorities we were presented with back in February, before the onset of COVID-19, and it is not perfect. We had to cut back on a host of investments which would have allowed us [...]

Budget realities from COVID-19 cut $40.6 million from Prince William budgets | Prince William | insidenova.com

Prince William County will leave the rate on real estate taxes unchanged for the next fiscal year, as the budget reality of the COVID-19 pandemic forced supervisors to ditch new spending and a proposed tax rate increase. More than 25 Prince William County residents who talked remotely to the board of county supervisors Tuesday were […]

Proposed FY21 Budget: A Reflection of Community Values

A community’s budget is a statement of that community’s values. Prince William County’s newly-revised FY21 Proposed Budget is built on a flat tax rate with an emphasis on human services and investing on the most vulnerable among us. Still, compared to the budget presented by the County Executive it is triage. It cuts $41M out […]

Board of County Supervisors to Consider Revised FY2021 Budget

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors received a budget recap for the $1-billion, fiscal year 2021 budget that was based on a flat real estate tax rate of $1.125 per $100 of assessed value. A flat tax rate means that the rate would remain the same as the fiscal year 2020 tax rate. At […]

FY21 Budget: Current Economic Realities

Many of you have reached out with concern about how the real estate tax rate originally advertised in February will affect families now struggling to make ends meet. I have heard those concerns, and I share them. Seeing how the coronavirus has been affecting our community, my office has shifted the direction of our budget committee and […]

Board Acts to Maintain Continuity of Government During Pandemic

Please note, that while in-person comment is still available during public hearings, residents are urged to instead utilize online methods for contacting Supervisors, such as emailing BOCS@pwcgov.org or adding comments about specific agenda items on the Speak Up portal. You can also use the Budget Q&A page to submit questions, and review answers to questions […]

Renewed Hope, Amidst Shifting Budget Realities

Developing the budget is one of the most critical, and complex, duties with which the Board of County Supervisors is tasked. This process is a delicate balance between investing in the services that enhance our community while not overburdening the taxpayers of Prince William. It always involves tough choices. That is truer than ever as […]

Financial Impacts of COVID-19 on County Operations

Up until COVID-19 hit the area, the county was projecting a revenue budget surplus of approximately $5.7 million for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2020, according to Prince William County Executive Chris Martino. Martino recently briefed the Prince William Board of County Supervisors on the fiscal impact the pandemic is likely to have on the […]