The proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 will be the sixth budget prepared by Mary Bunting since she became city manager.
The manager has sought citizen input for each of those years, but the type of questions are different every year. This year, with the expected budget being largely status quo -- not a big need to cut but not enough new money to add programs -- the city manager is hosting in-person and online town hall-style chats.
Input on the Capital Improvement Plan asked residents to prioritize submitted projects by ranking them within the categories identified as City Council's strategic areas. In addition, residents were invited to leave general comments.