At its October 5 meeting, the TJPD Commission acted on several important items as follows:
FY2025 Projected Operating Budget: The Commission approved an FY2025 projected operating budget to be submitted to the member local governments with TJPDC’s request for local funding for next year. The nearly $53 million budget, which is comprised largely of pass-through funding, establishes revenue sources recommended to meet expenditures for the upcoming fiscal year and includes local dollars with per capita funding at 66 cents per person. A revised budget will come before the Commission next spring for review and adoption.
Unsolicited Proposal for Broadband: The Commission approved, following a public hearing, an unsolicited proposal from Firefly Fiber Broadband to provide high speed internet access to additional locations across the 13-county area included in the current Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) project for which TJPDC is the administrator. As a result, TJPDC will be the lead applicant for a 2024 VATI grant funding request.
FY2024-28 Agency Strategic Plan: The Commission approved an agency strategic plan to guide the Commission’s programs and investments for the next five years.
Information about these items is available on the TJPDC website.