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Guide to Finance and Budget
Budget Public Process
Budget Impacts
City Fees and Charges
Expenditure Highlights
Frequently Asked Questions
Fund Balance
Internal City Department Charges
Municipal Service Charge
Pension Costs
Property Taxes
Retiree Health Costs
Revenue Highlights
State Shared Revenue



In our continuing efforts to improve City of Ann Arbor budget communications and education, this web resource was created to increase transparency with financial information and the budgeting process. We would like to help citizens better understand the complex efforts underway to maintain a balanced budget while also balancing service needs and expectations.

Each year, as part of the budget process, City Council compiles a list of priorities that address topics such as safety services, parks and recreation, water utilities, street construction and maintenance, and solid waste. Resources are then allocated accordingly based on multi-year revenue projections. In today‚Äôs climate, recognizing additional cost savings opportunities is paramount and managing the revenue decline requires continued action. By City Charter, the City Administrator will present his recommended fiscal year 2014 budget to Council in April. The fiscal year 2014 budget must be approved by City Council by the last meeting in May. The city's budget fiscal year is June 30 through July 1.  

Because we want this budget web resource to be dynamic and useful, feedback is welcomed. Please e-mail the City of Ann Arbor Finance Department with suggested content additions.  



Karen Lancaster, CPA, CPFO
Finance Director
734.794.6000 ext. 45209




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