For a number of fiscal years, increases in operating expenses have exceeded the income from new revenues. The City Council has created a task force, made up of city staff, to develop a five year Operating Budget Shortfall Recovery plan to avoid a future financial crisis. The task force is made up of City staff and will complete the plan during the next 24 months. The City Council understands that organizational change will be required to make the necessary changes in operating expenses, but by developing a five year plan these changes can be implemented stategically over time.
Input is being collected from employees, but we like citizen input as well. If you have suggestions for the taskforce, please feel free to submit your ideas to Richard McAlister, Director of Administrative Services, at (319) 268-5117, or contact him via email. We appreciate your thoughts and opinions.