City Budget Process

Participate in the Budget Process

Approving the City’s Annual Budget is one of the most important decisions made by City Council. The 2023 budget will be based on staff recommendations and input received from the community. 

The public is invited to attend any or all City Council meetings where the budget is discussed. The City will also provide additional engagement opportunities for residents who wish to participate in the budget process. 

The following is a tentative schedule for discussions on important aspects of the City’s Budget.

January - April 2022

Goal Setting and American Rescue Plan Act

Watch City Council meetings live or on-demand

April 26 and April 28 2022

Open Book meetings

Hennepin County Assessor's office will host virtual meeting sessions for the purpose of discussing property valuations that will be used for 2023 taxes. Valuation notices will include an insert providing additional information. Taxpayers may also call the assessor at any time to review valuation.

April - July 2022

Internal Preparations

  • 2021 Audit 
  • Departments prepare Operating, Equipment (ERP) and Capital (CIP) Budgets

July 12, 2022

Review First Draft 2022 Tax Levy and General Fund Budgets

August 10, 2021

Review Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and Equipment Replacement Plan (ERP)

August 15, 2021

Budget Engagement Review of 2023 Budget

The City will host a budget engagement session on August 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. at City Hall.

September 6, 2021

Approve Preliminary Tax Levy and General Fund Budget

Approve Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and Equipment Replacement Plan (ERP)

October 12, 2021

Review Special Revenue Fund Budgets, Enterprise Fund Budgets, Activity Center Budget and Utility Rates

 WaterSewer
Storm SewerRefuse
PavilionCommunications
Chemical AssessmentParking
Economic DevelopmentDepot
Activity CenterArts Center


November 1, 2022

Approve Utility Rates

November 30, 2022

Truth-in-Taxation Hearing 

December 6, 2022

Approve Final Budget and Tax Levy

Questions or comments?

Please use this form to submit any general comments or questions about the budget process.