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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Augusta Commission Approves FY 2023 Budget

The Augusta Commission approved the FY 2023 budget with during their meeting on November 15, 2022. This budget is set to take effect January 1, 2023.

The $1 billion operating budget covers six strategic priorities, including economic development, external relationships, infrastructure, governance and finance, public safety, and quality of life. This budget incorporates data received from Augusta citizens and businesses through an online budget survey.

The Interim Administrator’s budget of $1.07 billion is a decrease from the 2022 amended budget of $1.09 billion. 

“I applaud the Augusta Commission, Interim Administrator Douse, and the Finance Department for the hard work in developing a budget that supports the needs of our community and advances the work of our government,” said Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. 

Interim Administrator Takiyah A. Douse shared similar sentiments.

“The acceptance of the FY 2023 Budget reinforces our commitment to fiscal stewardship, operational efficiency, and strategic investments to provide cost-effective, high-quality government services to the citizens of Augusta,” Douse said. “Although our work is far from done, this plan provides a path forward in ensuring that we remain structurally balanced as we continue investing in our community and promote initiatives that benefit our residents.”

Click here to view presentations from the FY 2023 Budget Work Sessions


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