Public Invited to Share Input on Next City Budget
The public is invited to attend a public input meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, in the City Council Chambers at the Historic Federal Building, 350 W. Sixth St. City Manager Mike Van Milligen and Finance and Budget Department staff will provide general information on the budget process at this meeting and then meeting attendees will be asked to share their thoughts on what they would like to see funded in their neighborhoods and the community at-large.
Those unable to attend in person or who would prefer to participate remotely are encouraged to connect by computer, tablet, or smart phone at:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/235685597 This option includes audio input and written “chat” input. The virtual meeting will be facilitated by City staff and additional information will be provided at the start of the meeting.
Residents can also participate by phone by calling 866-899-4679 (toll free) or 571-317-3116. After connecting, use this access code: 235-685-597
Residents and stakeholders are also encouraged to explore two online tools, available at www.cityofdubuque.org/budget, that provide an opportunity to visually interact with the City’s budget:
- The “Open Budget” tool provides unprecedented access to City budget information and is designed to help make sense of the dollars and cents of city government budgeting.
- The “Balancing Act” simulation tool allows users to learn how property tax is budgeted and tax revenues are spent and illustrates how the City’s FY2023 budget will be developed. The simulator challenges residents and stakeholders to actively balance their own version of the City’s budget, subject to the same constraints City Council members face annually when considering the City’s recommended operating and capital budgets. In addition, residents and stakeholders can provide comments in the simulator.
Written comments can also be submitted to: City Manager, City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, IA, 52001. For additional information on the City’s budget process, visit www.cityofdubuque.org/budget or call 563-589-4398.