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FY2021 Budget Information

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Harpreet Hora
Budget Manager
Phone: 770-817-6729
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Strategic Planning & Budgeting
Phone: 770-594-6412
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38 Hill Street
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Roswell, GA 30075

Roswell's FY2021 Budget Overview

The goal of the City of Roswell's FY2021 budget is to provide high quality services and programs that enable the City to achieve results that reflect the priorities of the community. These results include:
The City of Roswell staff always strives to deliver responsive, respectful, and courteous service to all who live in or visit our community.
 

First Interactive Digital Budget Book

Proposed Budget Book Roswell residents are now able to explore the City's finances like never before with the release of Roswell's first interactive digital budget book.

The City had been planning this new online experience since last year, when it started using budgeting software from OpenGov, a company that provides government organizations with modern cloud-based software solutions to help improve transparency and public service. However, with the recent need for physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to provide in-depth access to residents in a digital environment has taken on new importance.

Residents can access the fiscal year (FY) 2021 proposed budget through a user-friendly online format, where they can view the budget broken down by funds and departments, and even click into reports to see the detail. From there, residents can change views using different report and chart styles.


"Although we had always made our annual budget materials available as online documents, we were really able to transform how the City shares its proposed budget with the public this year," said Ryan Luckett, Director of Finance for the City of Roswell. "We are excited that this interactive digital experience will increase residents' ability to engage with the data and better understand their City's finances."

The OpenGov platform also helped streamline the strategic budget planning process for the City. It allowed multiple departments and even the City's partner organizations to submit their budgets online, increasing the collaboration between departments and the Finance Department and eliminating duplicate entries or versions.

The City's FY2021 Proposed Budget was presented to Mayor and City Council on May 11. The first and second readings of the FY2021 budget will take place on May 26 and June 8, respectively, with City Council taking its final vote on the budget on June 8. For more information or to submit questions, email budget@roswellgov.com.




Priority-Based Budgeting

In FY2015, City of Roswell implemented a new method to develop its annual budget. Priority-Based Budgeting is an innovative approach to budgeting that is based on the idea that City resources should be allocated to those programs or services that best meet the City's goals and objectives and that are the greatest value to our community. By using Priority Based Budgeting, the City continues its commitment to investing taxpayer dollars in a fiscally prudent manner.




Capital Project Dashboard

The Capital Project Dashboard is an effort by city staff to provide an easy to understand visual of some of our major maintenance and one-time capital projects approved by Mayor and Council for Fiscal Year 2020. It provides a summary of key information like cost, timeline, funding source, location etc. on major capital projects, that will be updated on a quarterly basis. This dashboard has been developed keeping in mind Mayor and Council's goal of being transparent with our community.


Understanding the Budget





Meeting Calendar




Documents & Presentations

External WebsiteFY2021: Proposed Budget (Interactive)