The 2013 Budget Workshops provided important information on the topics highlighted below. You can view the linked handouts and presentations to see what was detailed in the workshops.
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.