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Update 4/15/20: Conversations are continuing to determine the COVID19 impacts to the City’s 2021 Budget development and more information will be forthcoming.
The City’s 2021 budget process begins with the adoption of the 2020 Strategic Plan, which occurred on April 7th. Due to impacts of COVID19, this year budget requests (aka Offers) will be developed throughout the months of May and June. Community Outreach asking for public input is then expected to occur between mid-June and the end of August. More information on public involvement will be posted on this site in the coming months as updates are available.
- Community Outreach - dates to be determined
- Sept. 1st - City Manager's Recommended Budget Published
- Sept. 8th - Council Work Session #1
- Sept.15th - Public Hearing #1
- Sept. 22nd - Council Work Session #2
- Oct. 6th - Public Hearing #2
- Oct. 13th - Council Work Session #3
- Nov. 3rd - Council First Reading
- Nov. 17th - Council Second Reading
- 2020 Budget Revision Process
2020 Budget Revision Process
The City has a biennial budget that spans two years, although only one year is appropriated (i.e., authorized) annually by City Council. During our Budgeting for Outcomes (BFO) process all submitted ideas are vetted with each other to create a prioritization that determines which budget requests will be approved. Accordingly, there is a very important focus on public outreach including community events, online tools and social media to help understand the voice of our community.
Two years is a long planning horizon, so it is important that City Council has the flexibility to approve changes to the budget based on new information that was not available at the time the Biennial Budget was adopted. One way this is accomplished is through our Budget Revision Process. There are very few requests that are considered during this off-cycle process; typically less than 20 compared to well over 400 in our competitive BFO process. Conceptually, these requests for Council’s consideration to revise year two of our budget should be exceptions based on business need, rather than want or interest. That is the reason public outreach is not conducted as part of the Budget Revision process.
The proposed changes were reviewed and adopted by Council by Ordinance No 129 on November 5th, 2019. For more information on the changes that were made to the 2020 Budget, please review the Agenda Item Summary from the First reading on October 15th, 2019.
To see the rest of the 2020 Budget, originally adopted in 2018, please see the 2019-20 Adopted Biennial Budget section below.
2019-20 Adopted Biennial Budget
The 2019-2020 Adopted Biennial Budget is based on the 2018 Strategic Plan. The links below contain details of the Offer Narratives of all funded and unfunded Offers by Outcome. Within each narrative there are links to view the performance measures included in the Offer.
- Neighborhood Livability & Social Health
- Culture & Recreation
- Economic Health
- Environmental Health
- Safe Community
- High Performing Government