The City of Cody is ready to dive into the upcoming fiscal year budget, and everyone is invited to weigh in.

Monday-Wednesday the city is holding budget work sessions 4-6 p.m. each day in the council chambers at City Hall.

These meetings are open to the public.

The proposed budget includes a general fund deficit of $825,000, down from nearly $1.2 million initially requested.

Since the current budget is expected to close with $9.35 million in general fund cash and investments, the deficit would draw down the surplus to $8.49 million by the end of FY21-22. That is equivalent to nearly 11 months of operating expenses in reserves.

The proposed budget is more than $4 million below last year, in part because it lacks the $1.6 million in COVID-19 grant funds in the current year’s budget.

(1) comment

Leslie Brumage

The budget work sessions are some of the most important meetings the Council will have each year and they are always open to the public to provide input. This year, the City of Cody has launched Clearly Cody, a municipal transparency dashboard. Accessible through the City's website, one of the many features is a budget simulator where you, the public, can view the various General Fund program and department budgets, make comments, and make suggested adjustments to the budget. You can submit your budget simulation and it will be distributed to City management and Council. We are very excited to offer this opportunity for community members to provide input into the City's budget process. We hope you will check out Clearly Cody and share your ideas with us.

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