On Tuesday, June 5 at 6 p.m. the Atlanta City Council will hold a public hearing on the city’s tax millage rate for the upcoming fiscal year. The proposed budget assumes a rollback in the city’s property tax millage rate and a modest 2.5 percent growth in the value of new construction.

At 6:15 p.m., the council will hold an interactive public hearing on the proposed city budget in the Council Chamber. Atlanta residents, business leaders and other stakeholders will have an opportunity to ask questions about the City of Atlanta’s proposed budget and city services that will be provided or impacted. The meeting will be broadcast live on City Channel 26.

Questions from participants will be answered during the live broadcast. The meeting also will be streamed on the City of Atlanta’s website at www.atlanta.ga.gov (Click on the ATL City Channel 26 icon in the middle of the webpage and then on the words: “Watch Channel 26 Live” located on the left of the screen).

Questions can be submitted electronically and via telephone before and during the live interactive public hearing using the following:

Participants unable to physically attend the meeting can submit questions via email to citycouncilcommunications@atlantaga.gov

Citizens can also submit their questions through Twitter @ATLCouncil using the hashtag #atlbudget

Questions can be called into (404) 330-6309

Citizens can text questions to (404) 392-0159

Or submit questions via the Atlanta City Council’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/atlantacitycouncil/

The FY19 Proposed City of Atlanta Budget can be viewed at https://www.atlantaga.gov/home/showdocument?id=35822

The council is scheduled to adopt a FY19 budget on Monday, June 18.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.