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 Office works year round with city departments, and with public input, to develop the annual budget. The Budget Office plans and executes the allocation of resources to the City functions, to help achieve the goals set forth in the Citywide Business Plan. The City of Kansas City’s fiscal year spans from May 1 to April 30.
The Adopted Citywide Business Plan 2017 Update links the citywide strategic objectives to a long-term financial plan so that Council goals are implemented by the departments. City departments incorporate the citywide objectives across divisions. The Citywide Business Plan includes a public process in which residents engage directly with elected officials, staff, and peers. The Submitted Citywide Business Plan presentation was made to the City Council on September 21, 2017.