The City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Adopted Budget on March 23, 2017. The Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget focuses on public safety as prioritized by residents through the Citizen Satisfaction Survey, and the City Council’s Five-year Citywide Business Plan. The $1.59 billion adopted budget increases public safety expenditures by $19 million, or 4.6 percent over the current year. Public safety accounts for 76 percent of the General Fund operating budget.
The Budget Office, a division of the Finance Department, develops the budget in alignment with the Citywide Business plan — which includes public input and performance-based priorities – creating a financial strategy for Kansas City that maximizes its resources to accomplish its near and long-term goals. A successful budget funds City programs, services, and initiatives to best serve the City of Kansas City’s mission, vision, and values, and ultimately improve quality of life for residents.
The Budget Office also manages and coordinates the activities of the Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC). The primary function of PIAC is to solicit resident input and make recommendations regarding both the citywide and neighborhood portions of the capital budget.
The Budget Process
The Citywide Business Plan drives the budget process, ensuring that the City’s goals get the attention, funding, and systems that make their achievement possible. The Budget Division works year round with City departments, and with public input, to develop the annual budget. The City of Kansas City’s Fiscal Year spans from May 1 to April 30. The Budget Division plans and executes the allocation of resources to the City functions, to help achieve the goals set forth in the Citywide Business Plan.
Click areas in the image below to learn more about the Budget Process, including how it works within the Citywide Business Plan, and how input from residents sets the direction for Kansas City.
Scott Huizenga, Budget Officer
City Hall, Third Floor
414 E. 12th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.