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Help Inform the FY20 Budget


At the beginning of each year, the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) develops a proposed budget for the following fiscal year based on specific community goals, which, starting in 2019 are being guided by the Strategic Framework. The Strategic Framework is comprised of eight specific goals that help guide our actions and allow us to evaluate our performance; these include: Safe and Secure Community, Healthy Community, Responsible Built Environment, Connected Community, Environmentally Sustainable Community, Strong, Diverse Local Economy, Creative and Informed Community, and Innovative and High Performing Organization. In addition to the framework, the City of Boise’s bi-annual citizen survey helps guide our budget priorities and where we allocated resources. 

As the city prepares the budget, there are several opportunities for residents to learn about the budget and provide input. The Department of Finance and Administration, in partnership with the Office of Community Engagement, develops a plan and corresponding collateral to achieve both.

The City of Boise currently in the planning stages for the Fiscal Year 2020 budget and would like resident input. Specifically, we are asking all Boise residents to weigh-in on the budget process and share priorities around city services and neighborhood improvement projects. There will be several opportunities for participation throughout the year.

Budget Input Opportunities

Budget Survey

Now - February 24: The City of Boise is planning its Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal and wants to hear from residents about their top budget priorities around city services and neighborhood improvement projects. Share your input via an online survey open now through February 24.


City Council Town Hall

February 21 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Library! at Bown Crossing | 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr., Boise, ID 83706

This City Council Town Hall will focus on the Fiscal Year 2020 budget. Participants are invited to discuss the budget and share their priorities. Town hall meetings are part of an effort by the City Council to create opportunities to hear directly from citizens outside of the traditional public hearing format. Each citizen who wishes to address the council will be given three minutes, and the council will hear from as many citizens as possible in the allotted time. While the intent is for this town hall to focus on the budget, other issues may be raised. However, participants are requested to avoid discussing items that are related to land use applications already submitted to the city.


Published: January 11, 2019