Citizen Feedback Requested on City Budget

The Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget was submitted to the City Council on Feb. 8, 2018. The Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget focuses on public safety as prioritized by residents through the Citizen Satisfaction Survey and the City Council’s Citywide Business Plan and Five-Year Financial Planning model. The $1.66 billion submitted budget increases public safety expenditures by $14.3 million, or 3.3 percent over the current year. Public safety accounts for 76 percent of the General Fund operating budget.

The budget transmittal letter from the Mayor and the City Manager to the City Council summarizes key points in the proposed budget. The City Council will be adopting the budget on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

The City invites residents to use one of several avenues to offer feedback on the proposed budget. The public is invited to attend one or more sessions which will provide an opportunity to interact directly with council members. The four scheduled budget hearings are:

  • Saturday, Feb. 17; 9 – 11 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 8510 Wornall Rd.
  • Saturday, Feb. 24; 9 -11 a.m. at Guadalupe Center Elementary School  Auditorium, 5123 E. Truman Rd.
  • Saturday, March 4; 9 – 11 a.m. at R.B. Doolin Center, 1900 Northeast 46th St.
  • Thursday, March 8; 12:30 – 2:30 pm at KCPD Community Room, 1111 Locust St.

Additionally, public feedback will be accepted during City Council budget deliberations. These sessions take place at City Hall, 414 East 12th Street, in the 10th floor committee room on March 7, 14, and 21 at 8:30 a.m., at the Finance & Governance Committee meeting

If you are unable to attend a budget hearing in your community, please let us know what you think by using our online town hall at KCMomentum.com. You can read the budget and leave your comments 24/7, at your convenience. Your feedback will be shared with the City Council.

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