Looking Forward: Across Broward, county and city staff and elected officials are working hard on developing budgets for the upcoming fiscal year that begins October 1, 2019. As residents, your perspective is a vital component to the success of the budget planning process. Now is the time for residents to educate themselves on the various fiscal issues and goals for the coming year and to provide input. I encourage you to reach out to your elected officials in the coming weeks for more information on the budget planning process for the upcoming fiscal year.