CBRA (Citizen's Budget Review Advisory) Committee
City Officials believe communication with and guidance from the citizens of Duluth is instrumental in having a healthy community. Part of this guidance has come from the Citizen’s Budget Review Advisory Committee. Previous Citizen’s Budget Review Advisory Committees reflected a great cross-section of the citizenry and provided helpful feedback and recommendations on ways the City can be more efficient and effective in its daily operations. It is important to the City that citizens have confidence in our financial health and practices and be provided full access to all financial data. The City is set to begin its 10th collaboration with the Citizen’s Budget Review Advisory Committee on February 17, 2021, for the FY2022 budget. All meetings, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the Duluth City Hall Community Room beginning at 6:00pm.
The first meeting (February 17) establishes an overview of the City’s budget process and what the Budget Committee’s role will be in the process. All Budget Committee participants will be given the City’s current operating budget (FY2021) and ten (10) year forecast presentation. They are asked to study the material and be ready to discuss them at the next meeting.
The second meeting (February 24) involves a review of draft figures for the preliminary FY2022 budget, debt service commitments, City initiatives, and information relating to Capital Reserve funds.
The third meeting (March 3) is geared toward recommendations from the citizen’s committee, addressing any concerns with the budget and, finally, a discussion of visionary opportunities for the City.
The Citizen’s Budget Review Advisory Committee is open to any City of Duluth resident or City of Duluth business license holder. For additional information or if you would like to be a part of this committee please contact Kim Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770.225.8827.