Citywide Business Plan 2018 Update
Resident Work Sessions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12 2018
If you’ve been waiting for your chance to influence or create City policies on topics ranging from the budget, infrastructure, economic development, neighborhoods and housing or even public safety, then your wait is over!
The City of Kansas City, Missouri, is offering several times, dates and locations for a series of public sessions designed for residents who want to delve deeper into the citywide planning process while offering their creative thoughts on the best ways to spend tax dollars.
Save the date for the session you wish to attend:
- CENTRAL: Thursday, Aug. 23 – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Liberty Memorial (The National WWI Museum and Memorial), 2 Memorial Drive (light lunch)
- SOUTH: Saturday, Aug. 25 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd St. (continental breakfast)
- NORTH: Tuesday, Aug. 28 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Briarcliff Church, 800 NE Vivion Rd. (light dinner)
Highlights of this year’s sessions include:
- A “Pick Your Priority” exercise using hand-held voting devices to identify activities or projects you believe should be emphasized in this year’s Citywide Business Plan, and getting the group results in real-time
- Focus groups in which you will introduce ideas and seek consensus on recommendations that will be presented to City Council for their consideration
- Brief presentations by members of the City Council and the opportunity to meet Department Directors and key staff
To register, please send an email noting the date/location you plan to attend to: Finance@kcmo.org, or call 816-513-1173. Early registration is recommended to reserve your seat!
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 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 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.