Looking Ahead:  Municipal elected officials and staff members are very busy this time of year preparing proposed budgets for Fiscal Year 2022 which runs from October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022. Many cities will hold public budget workshops prior to adopting their final millage (property tax) rate. Now is the time to reach out to your elected officials to learn more about the budget process in your town or city and to get involved. Make your voice heard regarding essential services, programming, and amenities in your city by participating in this important process.