If you ever wanted to give your elected Guilford County leaders your two cents worth – well, there’s no better time than early June to do it. 

That’s because, before the county adopts its new fiscal budget in mid to late June, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners always holds a public hearing to gather all the advice from the vocal folks in the county.

The proposed 2021-2022 Guilford County budget has now been submitted by the county manager to the county commissioners and the board has set this year’s public hearing on that proposed budget for Thursday, June 3 at 5:30 p.m.  The meeting will be in the Commissioners’ second-floor meeting room of the Old Guilford County Court House at 301 W. Market St. in Greensboro.

According to the meeting announcement, it “will be held for the purpose of discussing the proposed FY 2021-2022 budget and to give all interested citizens the opportunity to make written and oral comments on the budget.”

It adds that senior citizens are encouraged to attend.

The meeting announcement also states that “handicapped persons planning to attend who need assistance or aid” should contact the county manager’s office at 641-3383 before the meeting.

The 2021-2022 proposed budget that totals $617 million may be examined at the county’s website at www.guilfordcountync.gov,  It can also be seen on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the office of the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners.  That office is on the second-floor of the old courthouse across the foyer from where the commissioners meetings take place.  Walk in and talk to JJ or Katredia and they will hook you up with a copy of the budget.