If you have input you want to give the Guilford County commissioners on how your hard-earned taxpayer money should be spent then this month is the time to do it.
The county has just announced the times, dates and places of four townhall-type meetings in March meant to let county residents voice their opinions.
The meetings will also be an opportunity for people to learn more about the county’s budget process for the roughly $800-million annual county budget expected to be adopted in June.
The Board of Commissioners will host the four Budget Town Hall meetings in various parts of the county on Monday, March 13, Wednesday, March 15, Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21.
At the town halls, Guilford County commissioners will provide “an overview of the annual budget process, a look at economic conditions impacting the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 budget, and will hear input from community members.”
You can still watch if you can’t attend in person – all four of the townhall meetings will be streamed live on Guilford County’s Facebook page.
Though each district in the county lists their respective commissioners as attending, in the past other commissioners have also often shown up for various district meetings as well. So, if you attend one, you may be able to grab the ear of other commissioners in addition to the one that represents your district.
All meetings will start with an open house from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by a townhall from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The dates and locations are as follows.
- March 13. The District 8 townhall with Chairman of the Board of Commisioners Skip Alston and At Large Commissioner Kay Cashion. Union Square at 124 E. Gate City Blvd. in Greensboro.
- March 15. District 4 and District 7 townhall with Commissioners Mary Beth Murphy and Frankie Jones. Sedalia Town Hall at 6121 Burlington Road in Sedalia.
- March 20. District 1, District 2 and District 6 with Commissioners Carlvena Foster, Alan Perdue and James Upchurch. Carl Chavis YMCA at 2757 Granville St. in High Point.
- March 21. District 3 and District 5 with Commissioners Pat Tillman and Carly Cooke. Bur-Mil Park at 5834 Bur Mil Club Road in Greensboro.
Sounds and looks good on paper. I believe most people know these commissioners could care less what the public thinks. They have their personal plans on how the tax dollars will be spent/wasted.