The City of Chattanooga is asking for the community’s input on the upcoming Fiscal Year 2021 budget.

Beginning December 2, the City will host three public meetings to get feedback and ideas on how to improve results in the Mayor’s priority areas -- Safer Streets, Growing Economy, Stronger Neighborhoods, and Smarter Students & Stronger Families. 

Input sessions are being held at locations throughout the city, but the public is encouraged to attend whichever session that works best for them. 

  • Monday, December 2, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Districts 1, 2, 3)North River Civic Center at Northgate, 1009 Executive Dr #102
  • Monday, December 9, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Districts 7, 8, 9)4th Floor, Downtown Public Library, 1001 Broad St.
  • Monday, December 16, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Districts 4, 5, 6)Family Justice Center at Eastgate, 5705 Uptain Rd.


Members of the public are invited to serve on “Results Teams” to help advise on the creation of the budget and decide how the City's money is spent. Results Team participants evaluate budget offers from City Departments and nonprofit agencies and make recommendations for what should be funded. Applications are now open and those interested can email bfo@chattanooga.gov or visit connect.chattanooga.gov/bfo


The City will also provide an online survey for citizens who cannot attend any of the public input sessions.

The survey may be found at connect.chattanooga.gov/bfo; it will be open until Friday, December 20.