2017-2018 Budget Process
The City of Wichita uses a Strategic Management Model to create the budget. The Strategic Priorities are:
- Ensure Physical Safety
- Protect Property
- Protect Public Infrastructure Assets
- Create a Growing Community
- Support Services
Step 1: Collect and Review Data
The first step in budget development is to collect prior-year performance data. The database of over 400 measures is condensed to 36 Key Performance Measures.
Additionally, staff uses data from the prior-year Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) to compare actuals to the budget.
Step 2: Budget Development
During this phase, staff from departments meet with the Budget Office staff to review assumptions, revise projections, and consider more efficient methods to provide services.
Citizen engagement during this process includes meeting with District Advisory Boards to inform the public about budget projections and to gather feedback about programmatic changes. There are several public budget hearings during City Council meetings. Additionally, a Social Media Town Hall Meeting will be held on June 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. See "Meetings" tab for more information and additional dates and times as they are scheduled.
Step 3: Budget Adoption
The City Manager presents the 2017-2018 Proposed Budget to the City Council on July 12. The City Council approves funding levels and performance targets by adopting the annual budget. This provides direction to staff regarding what level of performance is expected, and what level of expenditures are approved.
Formal budget hearings will be held at the City Council Meetings July 12, August 2, and August 9. The 2017-2018 Budget will be adopted at the City Council Meeting on August 9. Budget hearings can be watched on City7 on streaming video.
Step 4: Budget Implementation
After the budget and performance measures targets are adopted, staff begin implementing strategies to reach or exceed the targeted level of performance. The process will repeat itself at the end of the budget year.
Jun 14, 2016 (2:00-3:30 pm)
The City's Social Media Town Hall will again be held online. For more information, read the press release or check it out on the City's Social Media Hub. #ictbudget16
Jun 21, 2016
City Council Workshop on the 2017-2018 Proposed Budget. PowerPoint Presentation. Streaming video.
July 5-11, 2016
District Advisory Board Meetings. DAB PowerPoint Presentation.
July 12, 2016
City Manager Robert Layton presents the 2017-2018 Proposed Budget at the City Council Meeting in the City Council Chambers on first floor. PowerPoint Presentation. Streaming video.
August 2, 2016 (9:00 am)
Formal hearing on the 2017-2018 Proposed Budget at the City Council Meeting in the City Council Chambers on first floor. PowerPoint Presentation. Streaming video.
August 9, 2016 (9:00 am)
Adoption of 2017-2018 Budget at the City Council Meeting in the City Council Chambers on the first floor. PowerPoint Presentation. Streaming video.
Check here for links to videos of past budget presentations to the City Council.