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Residents Invited To Learn More About Town Budgeting Process At Brookline Budget Forum

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Town Administrator Mel Kleckner announces that Brookline residents are invited to a virtual information session next week on the town’s budgeting process.

The Brookline Budget Forum will be held from 07:00 – 08:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2021, and will serve as an opportunity for residents to hear directly from Kleckner as he provides insight on municipal finance and the town’s annual budget process.

To register and access the online event, please visit here. The meeting will also be broadcast by Brookline Interactive Group online here and on BIG’s Civic Channel — Comcast channel 23 and RCN channels 15/613.

The event will also include an early outlook on the town’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget as its development gets underway, and residents will have an opportunity to provide general input on town budget priorities.

“The development of the town’s budget is a lengthy process that is most successful when residents are engaged and informed,” Kleckner said. “This session is intended to de-mystify the budget and provide a base level understanding of how the town funds municipal and school services. I encourage residents to take this opportunity to learn more about how the budget comes together and to offer their input on what they believe the town’s priorities should be in the coming year.”

Over the course of the next several months, the budget will be outlined in greater detail prior to its eventual presentation before Town Meeting for approval.