City of Hinesville Fiscal Budget

Budget Process

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 following dates and times have been tentatively scheduled for the City’s budget workshops to review in detail the fiscal year ended October 31, 2022 budget:


Monday, September 13, 2021                    1:00 – 5:00

Wednesday, September 15, 2021             1:00 – 5:00

Monday, September 20, 2021                    1:00 – 5:00

Thursday, September 23, 2021                 1:00 – 5:00

Monday, September 27, 2021                    1:00 – 5:00

In addition to the workshop dates, we have scheduled one half-day session for staff to report back to the Mayor and City Council on changes or adjustments made from feedback during the workshops.  That session is tentatively scheduled for:

Tuesday, September 28, 2021                    1:00 – 5:00

We plan to conduct our budget hearing at the October 7, 2021 City Council meeting and adopt the budget at the October 21, 2021 City Council meeting.

The following links offer online access to the budget books.