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Notice of Public Hearing: Proposed Property Tax Levy

Des Moines City Council will hold a public hearing via teleconference on the proposed Fiscal Year City property tax levy on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. at the Richard A. Clark Municipal Service Center (1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway).

Any resident or taxpayer may present their support of and objections to the proposed City tax levy. After Council consideration and vote on the levy, Council will publish notice and hold a hearing on the proposed city budget.

Due to the Governor’s current prohibition on gatherings of ten or more persons during the COVID19 outbreak, the City Council meeting and hearing on the proposed property tax levy will be conducted electronically.  To participate in the electronic meeting and hearing, access is available via the internet or telephonically (details below):

  • To join the Zoom Meeting via the internet, access:

             https://zoom.us/j/6882254265?pwd=RjRQengxRU1OK3N0YTJPclBRUUVXZz09

(Meeting ID: 688 225 4265; Password: 542208)

  • To join telephonically toll free, dial +1 (888) 475-4499 (Meeting ID: 688 225 4265)

 

The City Council shall receive written objections or arguments in favor of the proposed tax levy from any resident or property owner of the City to the proposed property tax levy that are received by the City Clerk prior to 4:00 p.m. April 8, 2020 (City Clerk’s Office, Des Moines City Hall, 400 Robert D. Ray Drive, 1st Floor, Des Moines, IA 50309; Email cityclerk@dmgov.org)

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The operating budget

  • Represents the day to day operations of the City
  • Is prepared based on fiscal year
  • Fiscal year begins July 1st and ends June 30th of the following year.
  • The fiscal year (FY) is named with the ending year – FY 2018 = July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018.

Annual City budgets for the upcoming fiscal year must be certified by the State of Iowa by March 15th of the calendar year in which they begin.

View the current and previous year budgets below. Budgets are presented as both the whole document and broken down by sections.

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Maximum Property Tax Levy - Transparency in Local Property Taxes (State Code 384.15a)3 documents

  • FY2021 Notice of Proposed Property Tax Levy - REVISED
    document date 03-25-2020
  • FY2021 Hearing and Adoption of Resolution Establishing Total Maximum Property Tax Dollars Certified for Levy
    document date 02-20-2020
  • FY2021 Notice of Proposed Property Tax Levy
    document date 01-31-2020

Fiscal Year 2021 Recommended Operating Budget19 documents

  • FY2021 Operating Budget Memo
    document date 04-20-2020
  • FY2021 Recommended Operating Budget
    document date 02-13-2020
  • Financial Tables
    document date 02-13-2020
  • City Clerk
    document date 02-13-2020
  • City Manager
    document date 02-13-2020
  • Civil and Human Rights
    document date 02-13-2020
  • Community Development
    document date 02-13-2020
  • Engineering
    document date 02-13-2020
  • Finance
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  • Fire
    document date 02-13-2020
  • Housing Services
    document date 02-13-2020
  • Human Resources
    document date 02-13-2020
  • Information Technology
    document date 02-13-2020
  • Legal
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  • Library
    document date 02-13-2020
  • Mayor and Council
    document date 02-13-2020
  • Park and Recreation
    document date 02-13-2020
  • Police
    document date 02-13-2020
  • Public Works
    document date 02-13-2020

Fiscal Year 2020 Adopted Operating Budget18 documents

  • FY 2020 Adopted Operating Budget (complete document)
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Financial Tables
    document date 02-25-2019
  • City Clerk
    document date 02-25-2019
  • City Manager
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Civil and Human Rights
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Community Development
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Engineering
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Finance
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Fire
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Housing Services
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Human Resources
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Information Technology
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Legal
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Library
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Mayor and Council
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Parks and Recreation
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Police
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Public Works
    document date 02-25-2019

Fiscal Year 2019 Adopted Operating Budget19 documents

  • FY 2019 Operating Budget (complete document)
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Financial Tables
    document date 02-25-2019
  • City Clerk
    document date 02-25-2019
  • City Manager
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Civil and Human Rights
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Community Development
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Engineering
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Finance
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Fire
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Housing Services
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Human Resources
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Information Technology
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Legal
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Library
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Mayor and Council
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Parks and Recreation
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Police
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Public Works
    document date 02-25-2019
  • Personnel Summary
    document date 02-25-2019