City Releases Budgets; Work Session and Public Hearing Scheduled


DES MOINES, IOWA — Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 —  The City of Des Moines has released its preliminary budgets for the upcoming fiscal year that includes $206,641,916 in the general fund and $212,434,138 for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). While the general fund budget increased $10.67 million or 5.4% over the previous year, the proposal doesn't recommend any changes to the City's overall property tax levy rate.

The City Council will conduct a budget work session on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. in City Hall. While the public is invited, comments are not heard during Council work sessions.

There will be opportunities to provide remarks and ask questions during a Feb. 15 listening post at the South Side Library – two additional listening posts are being coordinated and will be announced soon.

A public hearing about the new budget will be held before City Council during the regular meeting on March 21.


Budget Listening Posts Learn More

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
South Side Library (1111 Porter Ave.)

Public Hearing on Budget Learn More

Monday, Mar. 21, 5 p.m.
City Council Meeting (400 Robert D. Ray Dr.)

Certified Budget Due

Thursday, Mar. 31
Approved budget sent to Polk County Auditor

Learn more about the City of Des Moines budget process by exploring the resources at

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

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