City Budget Workshop - Independence
The annual Budget Workshops provide the latest important financial projects as well as step-by-step instructions for completing the city budget. The Department of Management teams with the Iowa League of Cities to present on several budget-related topics:
Budget Projections and Issues
League staff will provide the latest financial trends and projections important to city budgets
Iowa Department of Management Update
An update on changes to the state budget form will be provided along with other important city budget information.
Following lunch, attendees may choose between two concurrent sessions:
Budget Form Basics
Ted Nellesen with the Iowa Department of Management will provide step-by-step instructions on preparing your city’s budget and using the state budget form with plenty of opportunity for questions. This session will be presented as a hands-on walkthrough of the budget forms and submission process. Relevant example budget documents and a limited number of laptops will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops if they have one available.
Economic Development Strategies & Reporting
This year’s advanced session will feature a discussion on the various tools cities can use to support local economic development activities and the reporting requirements related to those efforts. Topics will include urban renewal and revitalization, tax increment financing, tax rebates, tax abatement and more. The session will also offer guidance on properly completing the Annual Urban Renewal Report and TIF Certification form.
**REGISTRATION THROUGH THE IOWA LEAGUE IS REQUIRED**
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