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Proposed 2021 Budget

The city has completed its Proposed 2021 Budget.

This proposal is a starting point for a discussion with City Council and our community around the city’s financial response to the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic crisis. This proposal will have many revisions with Council input, community input, and potential changes in the city’s revenue outlook.

City Council’s recent adoption of Emergency Ordinance 27 extended the deadline for the 2021 budget adoption until Nov. 30. This extension will allow for additional input from residents, more financial analysis and extensive review by Council in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City Charter requirement deadline of Sept. 15 for the City Manager’s presentation of the Proposed Budget to Council was not changed with the emergency ordinance. Council will review the 2020 and 2021 financial forecast and the fiscal response to COVID-19 as proposed by staff.

This Proposed Budget will be more succinct than in years past due to the shorter production time created by a volatile economic environment. Staff expect the Proposed Budget to be the beginning of the budget work, not the end.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city will adopt a one-year budget for 2021, rather than the normal two-year budgeting process. More information can be found here.

The city's budget enables the city to meet its goals of providing excellent customer service, fostering efficient and cost-effective government, maintaining the city's healthy and stable financial position, and delivering high-quality services to meet residents' needs.