The budget process begins in April of each year. Each department is responsible for preparing its detailed, line-item budget. The requested amounts are accompanied by justifications and explanations of variances from historical information. Each department presents its detailed budget requests to the Mayor and City Council a series of budget workshops usually scheduled in September. A balanced budget is adopted by the mayor and City Council in October of each year.
The City of Hinesville will adopt its General Fund, Special Revenue Funds, Water and Sewer Fund, Sanitation Fund, Transit Fund and Stormwater Utility Fund Budgets for the Fiscal Year ending October 31, 2020 at City Hall, 115 East M.L. King, Jr. Drive, on Thursday, October 17, 2019 during the city Council Meeting that begins at 3:00 p.m.