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File #: 19-899    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Filed
File created: 9/10/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Receive the report on organizational impacts from the 2019 budget as part of the preliminary 2020 budget discussions

Receive the report on organizational impacts from the 2019 budget as part of the preliminary 2020 budget discussions

DEPARTMENT: Finance Department

SUBMITTED BY: Rachel Mayer, Finance Director


As the City approaches a new decade, it finds itself uniquely positioned financially due to the proactive fiscal management of the City Council over the past five years. These efforts included creation of the City's four ends policies, performance management goals and financial principles. With these as guiding principles, the City experienced pension stabilization, debt reduction, rebuilding of cash reserves, and property tax reductions.

The budget is a quantitative reflection of the City's goals and associated progress; the City budgets for resources to meet its mission statement, financial principles and ends policies of public safety, high performing government, economic development, and financial stability. Part of the City's commitment to ongoing financial analysis is evaluation of programs, initiatives and service delivery related to the budget; through this evaluation, future financial requests can be better tailored to meet both the short- and long-term needs of the community.

When the city evaluates the services provided to our constituents, staff looks at three major components: continuity of existing service levels across all City departments, addressing service level concerns through implementing solutions for those areas, and providing resources to achieve City goals. Examples of this include improving customer service, improving operations, enhancing technology, improving communication and transparency, investing in infrastructure, and coordinating citywide strategic planning. Building off of these evaluations, the 2019 budget included numerous recommendations to support the City's ends policies.

As part of the 2019 budget, there was a net increase of $9.8...

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