Local governments manage local parks, waste, land use, schools, development, stormwater control and more. Local governments are now considering their FY 2019 budgets and seeking input. Check your local government for the schedule on hearings, votes and opportunities to influence the budgets. Arlington, for example, will have a public hearing on April 3 and adopt the budget on April 21. Loudoun County’s Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing on March 3.