Budget season for the City of Muscatine is now among us!
Last night, the City Council met for the General Fund Overview as Saturday begins a series of budget presentations for this budget season.
The City of Muscatine must adopt an annual budget by March 15 of each year. The process began back in November, when departments received budget materials and instructions on the process. Now that each department’s budget proposals have been compiled, it is time for the City Council to hear the presentations before making their decisions on how to most effectively spend revenues.
Creating a budget for a full service city that meets our community’s needs but is responsible at the same time is no small feat. There are issues and challenges that come along with the budget process.
The City wants to make sure you have all of the information available to participate and stay engaged in the process. There are numerous opportunities to attend presentations before the Public Hearing, which is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, March 3, but will be officially set by City Council after department/agency presentations are made. The Public Hearing is your opportunity as a citizen to comment and share your opinion.
Take a look at the Budget Schedule and see if you would like to attend some of the presentations. The Budget Message and the PowerPoint Presentation that was given during the Fiscal Year 2016/2017 Budget Overview also contain great information about the budget.
Thank you for reading and we hope you stay engaged in the budget process!