Budget Workshops 2013

The 2013 Budget workshops have concluded and provided important information on the topics highlighted below. You can also view the linked handouts and presentations to review what was detailed in the workshops. Check back soon to see the 2014 Budget Workshops schedule.

Budget Projections and Issues
A review of recent financial trends and projections that will affect the city budget.

State Budget Form Changes
A rundown of some important changes to the state budget form was provided, including an explanation of the new tab that accounts for the city’s property tax backfill revenue.

Budget Form Basics
This session provided step-by-step instructions on preparing your city’s budget and using the budget form.

How Iowa’s New Property Tax System will Impact Cities
Significant changes are coming to Iowa’s property tax system, including adjustments to the rollback, a further restriction on property valuation growth, a new property class, and new tax credits for businesses.