Balancing Act is a tool that allows citizens to put together the budget that best aligns with their priorities. Users can go online and tinker with the adopted fiscal year 2016/2017 budget to show how they would meet their goals and keep the budget balanced. For every change in spending or revenue, there must be an offsetting change somewhere else. The budget must balance.
After creating their ideal budget, the user hits “submit” and City Staff and City Council will be able to review the changes and ideas. A report will be provided to City Council and the public in mid-January summarizing the budget priorities and input from the community.