Office of Sustainability & Environment

City of Somerville FY21 Budget

Mission Statement

To develop and implement policies and programs that minimize environmental impacts and waste, reduce energy usage and costs, address climate change, and influence positive action through equitable engagement, enabling a healthy and enjoyable environment for all the people of Somerville and a responsible City government.

Changes from FY20

Personal Services are projected 2.6% higher than FY20. This is due a full-year salary for the Energy Manager, which was a new position in FY20 and thus had a start-day lag.


Two positions are proposed to be retitled for FY21: The Environmental Coordinator has been retitled to Environmental Program Manager and the Sustainability Coordinator has been retitled to Climate Change Program Manager.


Overall, Ordinary Maintenance is proposed 37% lower than FY20. This is due to reduction in planned professional and technical services due to COVID-19.


Budget changes due to COVID-19 are the cancellation of two planned projects: 1) Energy Master Plan for City facilities; and 2) Phase 2 of Somerville’s Consumption-based Greenhouse Gas inventory.

FY21 Budget Proposal

Departmental Organization

FY21 Positions Listing