Budget Development

FY2022 Budget Development Progress

City Council met on June 21, 2021 to adopt five ordinances and resolutions related to the adoption of the FY 2022 budget which runs from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
1.  Reaffirmation of the Real Estate tax rate at $1.22 for every $100 of fair market value of such property.
2.  Amendment of the FY 2022 Fee Compendium for Fire-EMS Fees, Solid Waste Fees, Downtown Compactor Fees, and Stormwater Fee. 
3.  Adoption of Annual General, Stormwater Utility, Civic Facilities, Parking, Risk Management, School General, and School Food Services appropriations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022.  The adopted General Fund budget is $307,630,000, an increase of $9.565 million, or 3.2% over the FY 2021 adopted budget.
4.  Adoption of a Pay Plan for officers, employees, Council-appointed officers and Constitutional Officers of the City; and authorization for certain salary adjustments and merit increases and monthly stipends for certain board and commission members, effective July 1, 2021.  A 3.0% pay increase for employees, implementation of a compensation step plan for eligible public safety personnel and certain eligible pay increases for Compensation Board employees as approved by the state was approved as part of the adopted budget process.
5.  Endorsement of the Capital Improvement Program Update for FY 2022 - 2026.  In the Capital Improvement Plan, $31.555 million is allocated for projects in FY 2022.  The total Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2022-2026 is comprised of capital projects with estimated expenditures of $192,939,808.

On May 17, 2021 City Council considered and approved the 2021 – 2022 HUD Annual Plan. 

The Adopted Budget Document will be presented to City Council on Monday, July 19th, 2021.  Hard copies will be available in the Department of Finance, the Main Library Branch, and the City Clerk's Office.  The document will also be posted on-line.

There has been many presentations leading up to the adoption all of which may be viewed in the links found below. The process began on December 1, 2020 with a City Council Planning Workshop. Briefings to City Council are provided on a monthly basis along with a series of Townhall meetings.  On January 29, 2021 our first Townhall meeting was held to highlight the Real Estate Assessment process and trends of this very vital tax. Real Estate tax revenues account for 30% of all General Fund Revenues (of which 40% goes directly to the Schools). On March 16 a Town Hall was provided covering the Capital Improvement Program and funding to external agencies. In other briefings we have discussed potential fee and tax updates (April 5th) and expenditure enhancements, updates to the Capital Improvement Plan and other Enterprise Fund considerations (March 1). Lastly, at our May 3rd briefing the focus was to begin initial discussions regarding compensation. The Recommended Budget was presented on May 17 along with any final feedback discussions items taking place at Budget Study on June 7th.
  1. FY2022
  2. FY2021
  3. FY2020
  4. FY2019

Important Dates, Presentations and Official Documents