Each year, the City of Greeley creates a budget to meet
the needs of the community. The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee provides
resident involvement in the city budgeting process and assures that funds are
spent in the community's best interest.
In 2021, the committee wrestled through many tough budget
conversations and provided insight into various budget questions involving a
wide range of topics including policy shifts and their financial impacts, such
as a tax on short-term rentals and metro district taxation. The committee
reviewed and presented their recommendation of the 2022 City Budget to the
City Council that was approved on October 19. Additionally, the committee
reviewed and provided guidance regarding the Keep Greeley Moving Tax that voters recently
renewed. The committee is also planning to conduct an overview of the 2021 end-of-year
financials and begin the 2023 budget process.
City of Greeley Financial Analyst II, Benjamin Alexander,
provided some insight into why residents want to join the Citizen Budget
Advisory Committee. Members have an opportunity to "interact with
managers, directors, and other executive staff at the City to ask hard
questions, provide wisdom, and better support City initiatives." Another
benefit of joining the committee is becoming more familiar with city operations
and commenting on revenue requirements, expenditures, staffing levels, service
delivery, and how well the budget meets the community's needs.
Get Involved with Boards and Commissions
online to be an active member of the Citizen Budget Advisory
Committee or other boards. Greeley's Boards and Commissions program
different interest groups for residents to engage in and make
recommendations for the city. Joining is a great way to influence public policy
and programming decisions that can affect the entire city. Check the Boards and
Commissions webpage often to see current vacancies apply online and view
agendas for upcoming meetings.
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