City of Lincoln
2008 Media Releases
Citizens will be able to take the online survey on the City budget until 5 p.m. Friday, May 9. The survey is being conducted as part of “PRIORITY LINCOLN: We’re listening.” The survey and more information about the public input process are available on the City’s home page at lincoln.ne.gov.
PRIORITY LINCOLN also included a scientific phone survey and a series of town hall meetings. Mayor Chris Beutler said the process is a step toward implementing “outcome-based budgeting,” a process that ties programs to the goals that citizens want local government to accomplish.
The City is working with the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center and the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Bureau of Sociological Research on the project. Partners also include Leadership Lincoln, Inc. and the Lincoln Community Foundation, which is funding the majority of the process.
The Mayor is scheduled to make his decisions on the 2008-2009 City budget this month, and the budget is released to the public in June. The City Council votes on tentative changes to the Mayor’s budget in July. The public hearing is scheduled for August 11, and the Council is scheduled to adopt the budget August 25.