City staff has been meeting regularly to plan for and develop the Recommended 2019 Budget with over 30 employees playing a role. The 2019 Recommended Budget is built on the foundation of the strategic plan, the ten-year capital plan, and a five-year financial forecast in addition to revenue projections based on economic indicators. Projections of annual revenues include a modest 3% projected growth in sales tax revenues. The spending budget reflects an emphasis on the strategic plan fundamentals of public safety, planning and infrastructure, diversification of the economic base, and communication, outreach and engagement built upon the foundation of partnership and intergovernmental relationships and fiscal responsibility.
The documents linked below comprise the 2019 Recommended Budget that has been presented to City Council by the City Manager during workshops. THESE DOCUMENTS ARE CURRENT AS OF THE DATE OF THE PRESENTATION AND WILL NOT BE FINAL UNTIL THE DATE OF THE FORMAL COUNCIL VOTE ON THE BUDGET WHICH WILL IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON DECEMBER 5, 2018. ANY REVISED DOCUMENTS WILL BE POSTED PRIOR TO THAT TIME.
October 1 Workshop - Contains: 2019 Transmittal Letter, 2019 Recommended Budget Fund Balance Worksheet, 2019 Recommended Line Item Budget by Fund, and the PowerPoint Presentation Provided by the City Manager
October 15 Workshop - Contains: 2019 Economic Development Summary, 2019 Recommended Economic Development Funding, 2019 Economic Development Requests Supporting Information, 2019 Capital Summary, 2019 Recommended Capital Funding, 2019 Recommended Capital Project Descriptions, Ten-Year Capital Plan Government Funds, 2019 Ten-Year Capital Plan Enterprise Internal Service Funds, and the PowerPoint Presentation Provided by the Economic Development Partners
November 5 Workshop - Contains: Downtown Grand Junction Operating Plan and Budget, Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Annual Report, Horizon Drive Business Improvement District (HDBID) 2019 Budget and Operating Plan
November 7 Public Hearing: The link will take you to the City Council meeting agenda. The budget items can be found by scrolling down on the left to item #6ai. View the PowerPoint presentation given by the City Manager. You can also view the video of the entire meeting here.
December 5 Public Hearing: This link will take you to the City Council agenda. The agenda item is number 6ai.