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July 1, 2016

Mayor Nancy McFarlane

Mayor Pro Tem Kay Crowder

Council Member Mary-Ann Baldwin

Council Member Corey D. Branch

Council Member David N. Cox

Council Member Bonner Gaylord

Council Member Russ Stephenson

Council Member Richard A. “Dickie” Thompson

Dear Mayor and Council members:

Presented in this document is the Adopted Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget for the City of Raleigh, as

approved by City Council on June 20, 2016. Net of interfund transfers, the combined capital and

operating budgets for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016 totals $859,021,503.

The budget message for the Proposed FY2017 Budget that immediately follows this letter was presented

to Council on May 17, 2016. The message discusses the many ways in which this budget implements our

City’s Strategic Plan.

During budget deliberations in June, City Council approved two amendments to the Proposed Budget.

Amendment One increased the Percent for Art program from one-half percent to a full one percent. This

amendment also allocated funding to the following agencies and purposes:

From remaining FY2016 Agency Reserves and Council Contingency:

Boys and Girls Club

$76,463

Raleigh Historic District Commission

$40,000

InterAct

$20,000

Southeastern Wake Adult Daycare

$15,000

Public Art Master Plan

$25,000

From the FY2017 Agency Reserve:

Advance Community Health

$50,000 (commitment of $250,000 over 5 years)

Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

$75,000 (commitment of $375,000 over 5 years)

Triangle Family Services

$50,000

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