About the City Budget

Each year, the City prepares a budget that accounts for the City's anticipated expenses and revenues for the upcoming fiscal year.  In conformance with the Code of Iowa, the City must produce a balanced budget for each fiscal year, which runs from July 1 through June 30.

See the Budget

Understand the Budget

Public Input
The City welcomes citizen input about the City budget.  To share your feedback about the budget or learn more:
  • Attend City Council meetings (second and fourth Tuesdays of the month) and speak during the citizen comment period (a time for public comment, but not discussion; it is a violation of open meeting laws for the Council to discuss items not on the agenda).
  • Attend City Council work sessions, held immediately following most council meetings.
  • Attend and comment at the public budget hearing.
  • Contact your City Council, Mayor, and City Administration.  View directory
  • Comment online.
  • View City Council agendas, minutes, and work session notes.
  • View live and rebroadcast City Council meetings on CoralVision Channel 5 (Mediacom 118-8 digital) or online.

Budget Calendar

Date Process
September & October Departments begin budget review
November & December Departments submit budget requests, requests are reviewed, and revenues are projected
January City Council discusses budget at work sessions
February 12, 2019 Public presentation of proposed budget during City Council meeting
February 26, 2019 Public hearing of proposed budget during City Council meeting
March 12, 2019 City Council votes on adopting budget during City Council meeting
By March 15 Budget filed with Johnson County Auditor and with the State
July 1 Budget goes into effect (July 1-June 30)