2016 BUDGET

City staff engaged the community through many different venues, including:

Survey results indicated the following may be citywide priorities for improved service:

1. City Streets & Sidewalks

2. Planning, Review,

2. Permitting, & Inspections

3. Public Safety

4. Health & Human Services

District 7 residents who gave feedback through the budget simulator prioritized:

1. Right-Of-Way & Sidewalks

2. Bike Infrastructure &

2. Transportation Engineering

3. Street & Bridge

4. Behavioral & Mental Health

Staff attended 28 community events and five Council town halls across the city. At these events, staff discussed the budget, took feedback, and brought iPads with which residents could complete the budget simulator exercise.

City staff discussed financial forecasts and also received feedback at 19 boards and commissions meetings in May, June, and July.