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Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
The Dubuque City Council will hold a series of public meetings to review City department/division budget details as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 recommended budget review process. The City Council will then hold a final public hearing on Wednesday, March 5, to adopt the FY2015 Operating and Capital Budgets.

The public is invited to attend and provide input at these meetings as City staff from each department and division present FY2015 budget information to the City Council. Budget meetings are also aired live on Dubuque’s CityChannel (digital channel 85.2, analog channel 8) on the Mediacom cable system and streamed live and archived on the City’s website at www.cityofdubuque.org/media. All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and are held in the City Council Chambers on the second floor of the Historic Federal Building at 350 W. Sixth St.


• Monday, Feb. 10: Health Services, City Attorney, City Manager’s Office, City Council, City Clerk, Cable TV

• Wednesday, Feb. 12: Library, Human Rights, Planning Services, Airport, Finance, Information Services

• Thursday, Feb. 13: Housing & Community Development, Economic Development, Parking, Transit

• Tuesday, Feb. 18: Water, Water & Resource Recovery Center, Public Works, Engineering

• Thursday, Feb. 20: Purchase of Services, Parks, Recreation, Five Flags Civic Center, Conference Center

• Monday, Feb. 24: Emergency Communications, Emergency Management, Fire, Police, Building Services

• Wednesday, March 5: Public Hearing to Adopt FY 2015 Budget CLICK HERE to view the agenda and related documents for this meeting.

Recommended Budget Documents

Dubuque City Manager Michael Van Milligen presented the FY2015 Recommended Budget document to the City Council at their regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 3.

Fiscal Year 2015 Recommended Citizen's Guide 
This document gives a synopsis of the City's recommended budget and guidelines. It includes a budget message from the City Manager, overview of the recommended budget, revenue and expenditure summaries, debt summaries, and a summary of the capital budget. Click on the links below to view the Recommended Citizen's Guide for Fiscal Year 2015.

FY2015 Citizen's Guide - Recommended (11 MB)

Fiscal Year 2015- 2019 Recommended Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
The CIP, as the plan for the City's physical development effort, attempts to address a variety of needs which the City must meet if it is to maintain its physical facilities, meet its service commitments and provide for its future development. The CIP recommendation reflects the City's comprehensive plan and the goals and priorities established by the City Council. The document lists projects by department followed by a CIP message from the City Manager. This document is fully searchable. To perform a search type Ctrl+F and type a word in the search box. Click on the link below to view the Recommended FY 2015-2019 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

FY2015 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) - Recommended (5 MB)

Fiscal Year 2015 Recommended Policy Budget
The Policy Budget defines goals and objectives for all City departments and activities, relates them to cost and resource requirements and attempts to establish measures for evaluating accomplishment. Specific improvement packages are developed and included in the Policy Budget for alternative funding and service levels. The Policy Budget document shows the budget by line item for each Department and provides a basis for fiscal control once the budget is adopted.

The Policy Budget emphasizes objectives, accomplishments, and alternative funding and service levels and is intended to keep the attention of the City Council and public on the major policy decisions involving what services the City government will provide, who will pay for them, and the implications of such decisions. Click on the links below to view the Recommended FY 2015 Policy Budget. (Please note, some of the documents are very large. Download times may vary.)

Volume I                                                                                  
Health Services (893 KB)
Legal Services (600 KB)
City Manager (1.3 MB)
Personnel (232 KB)
Budget (216 KB)
Public Information Office/GIS(1.1 MB)
City Council (142 KB)
City Clerk (421 KB)
Cable TV (260 KB)
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Volume II
Library (928 KB)
Human Rights (406 KB)
Planning (400 KB)
Airport (372 KB)
Finance (704 KB)
Information Services (417 KB)
 Policy Cover Volume II.jpg

Volume III
Housing & Community Development (1.4 MB)
Economic Development (764 KB)
Parking (634 KB)
Transit (836 KB)
 Policy Cover Volume III.jpg

Volume IV                                                                           
Water (4.1 MB)
Water & Resource Recover Center (581 KB)
Public Works (1.3 MB)
Engineering (1.8 MB)
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Volume V                                                                                 
Purchase of Services (1.1 MB)
Parks (1.3 MB)
Recreation (1.5 MB)
Five Flags Civic Center / Conference Center (963 KB)
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Volume VI                                                                                 
Emergency Communications (428 KB)
Emergency Management (362 KB)
Fire (524 KB)
Police (1.4 MB)
Building Services (419 KB)
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Printed copies are available for viewing at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, and available for checkout from the Carnegie-Stout Public Library Reference Desk. For more information, contact Budget Director Jennifer Larson at 589-4110 or  

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