MUSCATINE, Iowa – After months of work by staff from the various departments of the City of Muscatine, presentations of budget proposals for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year are set to begin Thursday (Jan. 24) before the Muscatine City Council.
The opening session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Muscatine City Council chambers when an overview of the proposed budget is presented. The 15-minute presentation will be focused mostly on the General Fund. Thursday’s meeting will be followed by several weeks of presentations to the City Council by the various departments and organizations receiving money from one of the City funds.
Most budget discussions will be held in the lower level conference room at Muscatine City Hall with the first starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. Sessions will also be held on Jan. 28, 29, 31, and Feb. 2, 5, 6, and 9. A public hearing on the proposed budget will be set at the Feb. 14 City Council meeting.
Citizens are welcome to attend any or all of the budget discussions but are reminded that there is no public comment until the public hearing (tentatively set for March 7). It is recommended that citizens who have questions or concerns keep a written record of those questions or concerns to be presented at the Public Hearing.
A complete schedule of the meetings along with additional information can be found at 2019/2020 Proposed Budget on the Finance & Records page of the City of Muscatine web site.