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Study-Budget Issues Overview

What is a Study Issue?

A study issue is a topic of concern that may result in new or revised city policy. City Council and staff use a formal study issue process to identify, prioritize and manage the review of these topics during each calendar year.

City Council Annual Process for Study Issues

Council Policy 7.3.26 Study Issues Process

Council Sponsored Study Issue Form - For City Council use

How do I Propose a Study Issue?

The public can suggest study issue topics at any time for the City Manager, City Council or a board or commission to sponsor and move forward in the formal process.

  • Suggest a Study Issue for City Manager Review
  • Suggest a Study Issue for City Council Review
  • Suggest a Study Issue for Board or Commission Review
  • If your topic is sponsored, staff will prepare a study issue paper for City Manager approval, and the topic will move to the annual Study/Budget Issues Workshop, where City Council will review it and rank its priority.

    Study Issue Papers, Results and Status Reports

    What is a Budget Issue?

    A budget issue is a proposal to add a new service, eliminate a service or change the level of an existing City service, including possible service reduction or elimination.

    City Council Annual Process for Budget Issues

    Council Policy 7.1.7 Budget Issues Process

    How do I Propose a Budget Issue?

    The public can suggest budget issue topics at any time for the City Council to sponsor and move forward in the formal process.

    If your topic is sponsored, staff will prepare a budget issue paper for City Manager approval, and the topic will move to the annual Study/Budget Issues Workshop, where City Council will review it and drop, defer or refer it to the Budget workshop.

    Last Updated: Jun 25, 2021
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