Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

The Adopted Citizens Guide for FY 2013 is available.

Click here to review the FY2013 Adopted Citizens Guide (please note, this document is 170MB and may take a while to download.)

The Budget and Fiscal Policy Guidelines for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 were presented to the Dubuque City Council and approved at the Jan. 17, 2012, City Council meeting. 

Click here to review the FY2013 Budget and Fiscal Policy Guidelines document.

City Manager Michael Van Milligen presented the FY 2013 recommended budget to the City Council at their regular meeting on Monday, February 6.

Click here to review the FY2013 Budget Transmittal Message.

FY2013 Budget Process
The City Council will hold a series of public meetings to review City department/division budget details as part of the recommended budget review process. The City Council will then hold a final public hearing on Wednesday, March 7, to adopt the FY 2013 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 FY 2013 budget information to the City Council. Budget meetings are also aired live on Dubuque’s CityChannel (analog channel 8, digital channel 97.2) on the Mediacom cable system and streamed live and archived on the City’s website at 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 West 6th Street.


FY2013 Budget Presentation Videos

FY 2013 Citizen's Guide - Recommended
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 Citizens Guide for Fiscal Year 2013.

FY2013 Citizens Guide - Recommended (9 MB)
Fiscal Year 2013 - 2017 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 2013-2017 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

FY2013 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) - Recommended (4 MB)

Fiscal Year 2013 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 2013 Policy Budget

Volume I
Health (5 MB)
Legal (3 MB) 
City Manager (7 MB)
City Council (1 MB)
City Clerk (3 MB)
Cable (2 MB)

Volume II
Emergency Communications (5 MB)
Emergency Management (3 MB)
Fire (7 MB) 
Police (9 MB)
Building Services (5 MB)

Volume III
Airport (6 MB)
Five Flags Center (6 MB)
Conference Center (1 MB)
Recreation (15 MB)
Park (8 MB)

Volume IV
Water (8 MB)
Water Resource & Recovery Center (7 MB)
Public Works (19 MB)
Transit (9 MB)

Volume V
Purchase of Services (2 MB)
Planning (9 MB)
Library (9 MB) 
Finance (10 MB)
Information Services (6 MB)
Human Rights (8 MB)

Volume VI
Housing and Community Development (14 MB)
Economic Development (9 MB)
Parking (6 MB)
Engineering (14 MB)