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 2022 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. More details will be posted in
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
7 p.m. at Hopkins City Hall in the Council Chambers
City Council presentation on community engagement plan for 2022 Annual Budget. Details of the plan will be posted in late January.
Questions or comments?
Please use this form to submit any general comments or questions about the budget process.
- How many departments prepare a budget?
- Where do multi-use paths fall within the budget and can that be shown as its own line item?
- What opportunities will there be to comment on the preliminary budget after it is approved in September?
- Why does the Truth in Taxation hearing occur so late in the budget process?
- Does the city use a top-down or bottom-up budget process?
- Do departments receive any instructions on how to prepare budgets? Who set the instructions?
- Did or could you consider a Fiscal Advisory Committee made up of residents?
- When will the 2020 Budget document be posted online?
- When do you plan to update the Financial Management plan for the next five years?
- Does the Hopkins compare itself with other Cities?
- Why does the City issue debt?
- Will revenue considerations that affect decisions on the upcoming zoning changes be made?
- Commercial property bring in more revenue, is the city focusing on them over residential apartment buildings?
- What is the outcome of the Moline parking ramp settlement? How does it affect the budget? What documents are available online?