On Sept. 4, City Council approved engaging the professional services of The Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPBB) to conduct a Priority Based Budgeting Survey for the City of Ann Arbor. The goal of the community survey will be to obtain meaningful and broad citizen input to assist staff and City Council members in developing the city’s budget and spending priorities for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
In accordance with City Charter, the City Administrator’s recommended fiscal year 2020 budget will be submitted to City Council on April 15, 2019. Fiscal year 2020 runs from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. City Council members can only adopt one fiscal year at a time even though the city plans for multi-year budgets.
The city encourages all residents to share their insights and opinions through this survey on what they believe the city’s priorities should be for the upcoming budget. The deadline to take this online-only survey is Nov. 18, 2018. Results of the survey will be provided to City Council members in early December and made available to the public via the city’s website.