The City Council has historically held annual retreats, or the “Advance,” to kick-off the budget process. Following opportunities for public input, called “Coffee with Council,” the City Manager and Leadership Team would provide updates on City operations. Council would then discuss and individually share their priorities. In Fiscal Year 2020, Council participated in a new process that resulted in a longer-term strategic plan, with an associated business plan.
The City Council will meet in April to review the proposed fiscal year budget. In May, in adherence to Section 9.5 of the City Charter, the City Council will hold a public hearing adopting a Resolution following local and state requirements approving the Fiscal Year budget (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023), including tax rates.
Below are videos from each City Department Director sharing their respective highlights from the calendar year 2021 and priorities for the fiscal year 2023.
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the City’s Finance Office at 616-355-1370 or the City Manager’s Office at 616-355-1310. Also, please contact the Mayor and City Council to express your thoughts.