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Posted on: July 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Seeking input on budgeting objectives that influence how the City spends taxpayer dollars

The City of Flagstaff is seeking feedback from the public on the Objectives used in its Priority Based Budgeting (PBB) system. Public comments will be accepted through Aug. 4 via an online survey. The City also invites the public to attend two open houses where staff will be available to discuss the PBB Objectives and to answer questions. The dates, times, and locations are below: 

  • Thursday July 20 from 4 – 6:30 p.m. at the Flagstaff Aquaplex (1702 N Fourth St,)
  • Thursday July 27 from 4 – 6:30 p.m. at the Murdoch Center (203 E Brannen Ave)

The City of Flagstaff uses PBB to guide the creation of its budget each year. Currently there are 48 “Objectives” that are tied to seven broader “Priorities” which are used to evaluate the services and programs that the City spends money on. Programs and services offered by the City that best match those objectives are then prioritized within the City's budget.

The objectives were first approved by City Council in November of 2020 and are being re-evaluated for the first time. The City would like to ensure that the objectives are as closely aligned with the needs, values, and desires of the Flagstaff community as possible so that future City budgets are able to best allocate funding to the programs and services that provide the most value to the community. 

For more information or to take the survey, please visit the City’s Priority Based Budgeting Webpage at flagstaff.az.gov/3258/Priority-Based-Budgeting

For related questions or comments, please contact Chris Rhode, City of Flagstaff Management Analyst at 928-213-2071 or chris.rhode@flagstaffaz.gov.

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