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Legislation #: 071222 Introduction Date: 11/8/2007
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 11/20/2007
Sponsor: None
Title: Stating the intent of the Mayor and City Council to incorporate citizen input into the annual budget process.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
11/6/2007 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/8/2007 Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
11/19/2007 Immediate Adoption
11/20/2007 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 071222

 

Stating the intent of the Mayor and City Council to incorporate citizen input into the annual budget process.

 

WHEREAS, the City's annual budget process requires citizen input into the budget deliberation process, but this input is not required until almost the very end of the budget cycle; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and many members of the City Council campaigned for more citizen involvement in Kansas City City government; and

 

WHEREAS, consideration and adoption of the annual budget is one of the most important decisions that the City Council must make; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council are desirous of increasing the voice of "regular folks" into the budget prioritization process; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the City Manager is hereby directed to incorporate into the annual budget process an opportunity for citizens to share their priorities for the City budget and to report those priorities to the City Council prior to the establishment of the City Council's budget priorities.

 

Section 2. That for the coming FY 2008-09 budget preparations, the City Manager is directed to work with the Mayor's Office to incorporate citizen input through participation in the upcoming town hall meetings, other focus groups and meetings community-based organizations that can be arranged before budget deliberations begin by the full Council in February.

 

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