The City of Grand Forks works hard to have a annual budget that meets the needs of the city while keeping in mind tax burden to the citizens of Grand Forks. Below you will find a brief overview of the process the City goes through to come up with it's annual budget.
March - April
Individual departments submit their individual budget proposals to the Finance Dept. These proposals may include additional staffing requests or additional equipment requests.
April - May
The Finance Dept. along with the Mayor's Office reviews the individual department requests and has meetings with each department.
During the review process individual departments may have their staffing/equipment requests accepted, delayed, or denied.
July - August
The proposed budget is finalized to presented to the GF City Council for final revisions and approval. This is also the time that the proposed budget is posted online for public comment.
December 10, 2018
Initial City Council Strategy Session
April 29, 2019
City Council Strategic Planning Session
(Budget Indicators/Projections, Salary Plan Update, Housing/SE Development)
July 15, 2019
July 22, 2019
Budget Presentation - View Entire Presentation (PDF)
(Utility Funds, Special Revenue Funds, Alerus Center, Etc.)
August 5, 2019
Preliminary Budget Approval
Sept. 16, 2019
Final Budget Approval