The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 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.
OMB 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.
Citywide Business Plan 2018 Update
Submitted Citywide Business Plan
In April 2014, the residents of Kansas City approved a change in the City Charter requiring the adoption of the Five-Year Financial Plan every year. Most significantly, the Charter change marked an important first step in breaking the pattern of successive, single-year fixes, often implemented without a long-term view. Instead, the Finance Department, City departments, City Council and residents work each year to extend the Citywide Business Plan into the future. Additionally, for the first time in Kansas City history, the Citywide Business Plan is linked to budget decisions. Moreover, the plans of City departments and divisions are relatable to one another as well as to the Business Plan, which serves as the “planning umbrella.” This process builds each year with the submission of an updated draft of the Citywide Business Plan.
Fiscal Year 2018-19 Adopted Budget
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 (Submitted 2018 Update) and Five-Year Financial Planning model. The $1.66 billion adopted budget increases public safety expenditures. Public safety accounts for 76 percent of the General Fund operating budget. The Adopted FY 2018-19 Five Year Capital Improvements Plan is a supplemental to the Adopted FY 2018-19 Budget that details expenditures on specific capital improvements projects authorized by city council.
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 Office of Management and Budget 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. OMB plans and executes the allocation of resources to the City functions, to help achieve the goals set forth in the Citywide Business Plan.
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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.