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Posted on: February 22, 2021

City's FY2022 Budget Public Meetings Start March 1

The Dubuque City Council will hold a series of virtual public meetings as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 recommended budget review process. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to participate.

The process begins with a public hearing at the Monday, March 1, City Council meeting to establish the maximum property tax dollars the City will collect in FY2022. Dubuque City Manager Mike Van Milligen will also present the FY2022 Recommended Budget.

The process then continues with six public meetings to review City department/division budget details and concludes with a final public hearing on Wednesday, March 24, to adopt the FY2022 Operating and Capital Budgets.

  • Monday, March 1: Public hearing at the City Council meeting to establish Maximum Property Tax Dollars for Fiscal Year 2022 and presentation of FY2022 Recommended Budget

  • Wednesday, March 3: Information Services, Legal Services, City Clerk, Human Resources, Public Information Office, City Manager’s Office, City Council, Media Services

  • Thursday, March 4: Health Services, Human Rights, Library, Airport, Finance

  • Monday, March 8: Housing & Community Development, Planning, Economic Development, Transportation Services

  • Tuesday, March 9: Purchase of Services, Five Flags Civic Center, Grand River Center, Parks, Recreation, Multicultural Family Center

  • Thursday, March 11: Emergency Management, Emergency Communications, Police, Fire

  • Monday, March 22: Water, Water & Resource Recovery Center, Public Works, Engineering

  • Wednesday, March 24: Public hearing to adopt the Fiscal Year 2022 budget

All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be aired live on CityChannel Dubuque (Mediacom cable channels 8 and 117.2), streamed live, and archived on the city’s website at, and streamed live on the city’s Facebook page at

The public is invited to provide input during the virtual public hearings and meetings in which City staff from each department and division present FY2022 budget information to the City Council. Options to provide input during the live meetings include:
  • Joining the meetings using your computer, smartphone, or tablet using the link or by calling 1.877.568.4106 (toll free). The access code is 337-661-181. The link, phone number, and access code will be the same for each meeting. Indicate which item you would like to speak to in the chat function or note you'd like to speak when the phone lines are unmuted. All comments must be accompanied by a name and address.

  • Commenting through the City of Dubuque Facebook page at Individuals must include their name and address in order to be recognized.

Public input on the FY2022 budget may also be submitted online through the “Balancing Act” Budget Simulation tool and the budget public comments form at

The recommended budget materials will be available on the City of Dubuque website on Thursday, Feb. 25, at and printed copies will be made available for checkout from the Carnegie-Stout Public Library Reference Desk. For more information, contact Director of Finance and Budget Jennifer Larson at 563.589.4398 or


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