Annual City Budgets
In accordance with Kansas statutes, the City of Manhattan annually adopts a balanced budget, meaning total resources in each fund are equal to total expenditures. This process begins on Jan. 1 as each department submits its capital improvement requests. Only high priority and highly justified requests for capital spending are approved as part of the annual fiscal budget.
New Tax Rate Public Hearing Process
The City Commission typically approves the city budget at the end of August, after the work sessions on the budget are held open to the public and televised locally. This year, under a new Kansas law, cities are required to hold a public hearing when their proposed budget will exceed the revenue neutral rate. The revenue neutral rate is the tax rate in mills that would generate the same property tax revenue in dollars as levied the previous tax year using the current tax year's total assessed valuation. The City of Manhattan's proposed mill levy will exceed the revenue neutral rate, therefore a public hearing is required in conjunction with the budget hearing.
2021 Work Sessions
May 25, 2021 - Budget Overview
June 8, 2021 - Proposed Budget & CIP
June 22, 2021 - Outside Agencies
July 13, 2021
July 27, 2021 - Utilities
August 24, 2021
September 7, 2021