The City used its Budgeting by Priorities (BP) for the eighth time to develop the 2023 to 2024 budget. By using lessons learned from each of the previous efforts, the City strives to continue providing the highest priority services to the community.
There were multiple opportunities for community involvement in the budget process, including the five public hearings, a short questionnaire regarding the City’s budget priorities, and the Civic Results Team.
Every two years the City conducts a robust community-based effort to review its financial picture and the resources needed to fund key City services. This is done through an inclusive process known as Budgeting by Priorities. Through the City’s “Your City Your Choice” campaign community members are invited to evaluate the kinds of programs residents value most by choosing the top three programs under each of the four City priorities.
The Budgeting Priorities
Healthy and Sustainable
We value a healthy environment that supports an active community
Safe and Resilient
We value a thriving community where all people feel safe
Vibrant and Connected
We value a well-planned and supported community that provides a sense of place
Strategic and Responsive
We value a City that is welcoming, service oriented and fiscally responsible
Outcome maps are used as the basis for City departments to develop their budget offers detailing: