The City Manager’s adopted budget and the accompanying capital investment and construction plan can be accessed by clicking the links below. This adoption is a departure from the City’s normal practice of adopting a biennium budget; change was necessary in response to the economic uncertainty generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a directive issued on March 23, 2020, the City Manager implemented a suspension of new contracts for capital construction unless the project is funded by specific purpose tax collections to date, bonded proceeds, or committed revenue sources. Critical projects will be evaluated and may still move forward. Equipment and fleet purchases are also suspended, subject to the same revenue criteria as capital projects. Additionally, this directive mandates a hard freeze on hiring. The City Manager will continue to monitor the pandemic’s financial and community impacts closely in the coming months and will issue further recommendations if significant changes to the adopted budget are necessary.
The recommended supplemental budget was presented for Council and public consideration in two stages. A recommended capital investment and construction plan was published on March 27, 2019 and the recommended supplemental budget was published April 30, 2019. The FY 2019-2020 budget was adopted on June 18.