Budget

The annual budget is used to project the City's financial position and align resources to provide excellent services and execute the strategic priorities set by the City Council.  A  budget report is required to be filed annually with the County Auditor as well as the Iowa Department of Management by March 31st.

Prior to the budget filing in March each year, the City Council performs a budget development process for the upcoming fiscal year which includes multiple budget workshops and meetings in January and February.  Residents and other stakeholders are welcome to provide their input at these meetings or by contacting City staff and Council members. 

FY 2020-2021 Proposed Budget 
At the February 13 Clive City Council meeting, there will be a public hearing to discuss the proposed FY 2020-2021 property tax levy.  At this hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections or arguments in favor of the proposed tax rate.  The hearing notice is available here.  After this meeting, the Council will hold separate hearings in March to further amend and vote on the proposed budget.  

The City is proposing to keep its property tax rate level at $10.14 per $1000 of valuation.  If approved, this would be the fifth consecutive year the rate has been steady.  

The City Council discussed the FY 2020-2021 budget at its January 9th and January 23rd meetings.  The budget memos and presentation materials from those meetings are available below:
Budget Workshop #1 Presentation 1.19.19
Public Works Budget Memo
Budget Workshop #2 Presentation 1.23.20
General Fund Budget Memos
Resolution Approving Fiscal Year 20/21 Maximum Property Tax Dollars

Information about the 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Plan which was revised and amended by the Council in December is available here.
The complete set of budget materials reviewed by the Council during their two January meetings is available in the Council's packets here. 
Videos of the Council meetings are available on the City's YouTube page here.


FY 2019-2020 Budget Highlights
The City Council maintained Clive's property tax rate at $10.14 per $1000 of valuation for the fourth consecutive year.  The budget includes modest increases in utility rates primarily to cover expenses passed down from regional entities that provide services throughout the Metro. This rate still allows this City to make positive investments in new infrastructure, maintain existing infrastructure, retain excellent staff, continue delivering services that are highly valued by Clive residents and businesses, and meet future needs as the City continues to grow.