Wilmington, DE (May 28, 2020) — Today, Wilmington City Council approved the City’s proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget.

“One of City Council’s most important responsibilities is to adopt an annual operating budget,” said President Shabazz. “This is the taxpayers’ money, and it’s their right to know that we are being fiscally responsible with their dollars.  We take this task seriously as it ensures that Wilmington residents continue to receive vital city services and that our communities are clean, safe and secure.”

For residents wishing to learn more about the FY2021 budget, includes materials related to the City’s overall budgetas well as the budgets of individual departments.

“The city’s budget is arguably the most important public policy this municipality regularly makes,” said Councilman Bud Freel, Chair of Council’s Finance and Economic Development Committee.  “I’d like to thank everyone that participated in this budget process.  It was extremely unique as we were in the middle of a health pandemic, but we got through it while still providing a level of transparency in numbers and process.”

Council acknowledges that amidst the uncertainty that will remain as the state reopens post COVID-19, there may be a need to revisit and amend the city’s budget in the future.

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