Planning is underway for Linn County’s fiscal year 2024 budget. The budget will be developed over the next two and a half months during a series of more than 20 public meetings between the Linn County Board of Supervisors, other Linn County elected officials, and department heads. Residents will have the opportunity to provide input and public comment on the budget during these upcoming public meetings.
Linn County will hold its annual Public Budget Forum Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. at the Linn County Public Service Center, 935 Second St. SW in Cedar Rapids. Linn County residents and stakeholders are invited to share their input on Linn County’s FY24 budget during the budget forum.
A budget calendar for the entire FY24 budget process is available on Linn County’s website. The dates are subject to change so please check the Agendas & Minutes section on Linn County’s website 24 hours in advance for the most up-to-date information or subscribe to receive email and/or text notification of Board of Supervisors meetings and agendas.
Finance & Budget staff will present a proposed FY24 budget to the Board of Supervisors in February 2023. The Board of Supervisors will then consider the proposed budget and the public will have additional opportunities to offer input during two public hearings in March before the final budget is certified.
Each year, the budget is developed within Linn County’s budgetary and financial policies and in alignment with Linn County’s strategic plan. The Board of Supervisors strives to maintain a consistent levy rate to minimize any impact to the taxpayer while addressing budget priorities and maintaining essential public services.
Fiscal year 2024 begins July 1, 2023 and ends June 30, 2024.
Linn County has successfully maintained its Aaa bond rating and has received the following awards from the Government Finance Officers Association for consistently meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting and reporting and being responsible stewards of public funds:
- Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting – 33 consecutive years
- Distinguished Budget Presentation Award - 27 consecutive years
- Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting - 23 consecutive years.