Share Your Community Priorities from Home
Help City Create Proposed FY 2015 Budget
April 08, 2014
Help the City of Tallahassee develop the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) budget without leaving the comforts of your own home or office. The City is seeking additional input from citizens through an online budget survey. Citizen input, including the results of the survey, will aid staff in crafting a balanced budget that addresses the needs of the City's diverse communities, reflects shared priorities and moves the City toward important goals.
By completing the brief survey, you can share your thoughts on a range of topics from what City services you have used in the past six months to your level of support on a variety of services and programs. One survey per person/computer will be accepted through April 30.
This online survey was developed to compliment feedback garnered from citizens at the community budget workshops held in the past two weeks. At these workshops, citizens provided input on items similar to those on the online survey and participated in a fun Municipal Pursuit board game that taught them more about City functions.
Information from the online survey and the public meetings will be summarized and presented to the City Commission as part of the FY15 budget process. The results will also be posted to Talgov.com, as well as shared on the City's Facebook and Twitter sites.
Going through a similar process over the past three years has provided direct results to participants. Based on feedback offered by citizens, the City Commission has allocated resources to high priorities in previous years, including maintained funding for arts and cultural programs, maintained funding for special events and increased funding for staffing at the Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Services Center in order to provide better care for animals.
For more information on the budget workshops or City's budget process in general, please visit Talgov.com or contact the Office of Budget and Policy at 891-8551.
Heath Beach, Office of Budget and Policy, 891-8551; or Michelle Bono, Office of the City Manager, 891-8200