Budget Process – Adopted Budget

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Budget Adoption

The Budget ProcessIn accordance with the City Charter, the City Manager prepares the budget considering the adopted five-year financial plan and transmits the budget to the Mayor and City Council on or before the second regular meeting of the City Council in February. A date for a public hearing on the budget is set at the time the budget is reported to the City Council. This date must not be later than the second City Council meeting in March. The Finance and Governance Committee of the City Council will hold at least one public hearing on the budget ordinance. The committee may hold other community forums to receive input on the proposed budget. At the fourth meeting in March, the City Council adopts the annual budget. The budget ordinance requires a majority of affirmative votes.

Amending the Budget

The Council may pass ordinances that modify appropriations after the passage of the annual appropriation ordinance. The Director of Finance must certify that a sufficient unappropriated balance remains in the fund from which appropriations increase.

After passage of the annual appropriation ordinance, upon recommendation of the Director of Finance, the Council may, by ordinance, authorize the transfer of unencumbered balances appropriated for one department to any other department. An unencumbered balance appropriated for one purpose may be transferred to another purpose within a department upon the approval of the department head and subject to the certification of available funds by the Director of Finance. Additionally, an unencumbered balance appropriated to a department for a specific purpose may be transferred to any other department for the same purpose within the same fund upon approval of the respective department heads and subject to the certification of available funds by the Director of Finance.

FY 2019-20 Budget Calendar

Event
Date
Citywide Business Plan Submitted to Mayor and Council September 20, 2018
Citywide Business Plan Adopted October 18, 2018
Department Budget Submittals Due October 19, 2018
Departmental Meetings with City Manager to Discuss Submitted FY 2019-20 Budget November 13-16, 2018
Budget submitted to Mayor and City Council February 14, 2019
First Neighborhood Hearing – Southeast Community Center, Multipurpose Room, Tuesday, February 19th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm; Southeast Community Center, Multipurpose Room, Tuesday, February 19th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm – Address: 4201 E 63rd St., Kansas City, MO 64130 February 19, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Budget and Tax Ordinances Introduced February 21, 2019
Second Neighborhood Hearing – KCPD HQ, Community Room, Thursday, February 21st, 1:00pm - 3:00pm; KCPD HQ, Community Room, Thursday, February 21st, 1:00pm - 3:00pm – Address: 1125 Locust St, Kansas City, MO 64106 February 21, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Third Neighborhood Hearing – RB Doolin Center, Board Room, Saturday, February 23rd, 9:00am - 11:00am; RB Doolin Center, Board Room, Saturday, February 23rd, 9:00am - 11:00am – Address: 1856 NE 46th St., Kansas City, MO 64116 February 23, 2019
9:00am - 11:00am
Fourth Neighborhood Hearing – Gregg/Klice Community Center, Multipurpose Room, Saturday, March 2nd, 9:00am - 11:00am; Gregg/Klice Community Center, Multipurpose Room, Saturday, March 2nd, 9:00am - 11:00am – Address: 1600 John Buck O’Neil Way, Kansas City, MO 64108 March 2, 2019
9:00am - 11:00am
Budget Adoption by City Council March 21, 2019