City Presentations Set to Discuss Budget, COVID Funding

DES MOINES, IOWA — Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 —   Des Moines City Manager Scott Sanders today announced that two public presentations are scheduled this month related to the upcoming City budget and the distribution of federal COVID relief funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The first presentation will be an in-person town hall style meeting on Dec. 15 followed by a webinar on Dec. 21. 

“Following a year of online-only budget engagement due to COVID-19, we are pleased to bring back opportunities for residents to hear from City staff and discuss ideas related to the budget for the next fiscal year,” Sanders said. “This will provide an excellent opportunity for dialogue between City staff and interested community members.”

In addition to questions and comments from residents, the staff-led public meeting and subsequent webinar will present information related to the City’s budget process, the structure of funds, an update on the Local Option Sales & Service Tax and planning for the City’s potential share of ARPA funds.

The in-person meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Library, 1000 Grand Avenue. It will be recorded and made available on YouTube after the event. It will also be part of the programming schedule on DMTV-7 on Mediacom.

The Dec. 21 budget webinar will be presented from 5:30 – 7 p.m. and conducted entirely on Zoom. City staff will address frequently asked questions throughout the presentation and respond to written questions from Zoom participants. In addition to Zoom, the webinar will broadcast live on YouTube and DMTV-7 on Mediacom.

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Al Setka
Chief Communications Officer, City Manager’s Office 
(515) 283-4057

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