The City of Nampa invites the public to view the proposed budget plan for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 19) and voice their opinions to Nampa City Council at the public hearing scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Nampa City Hall (411 3rd St S).
“The budgeting process is complex, however, we take the fiduciary responsibility entrusted to us by the citizens of Nampa very seriously and are committed to providing a transparent explanation of expenditures and revenue sources. As voiced over the past months, our top priority has been to promote a culture of integrity, transparency, collaboration, and accountability in all our financial responsibilities and budgeting processes,” said Mayor Kling.
HOW ARE YOUR PROPERTY TAXES USED?
According to 2017 data used from the Canyon County Assessor, Nampa residents within city limits pay approximately 45% of their property taxes to the City of Nampa. Individual parcel information can be searched here on the Canyon County Assessor website. (The chart below is used for demonstrative purposes only; individual zones vary slightly by school and highway districts.) The City of Nampa is different than Ada County municipalities in the number of services provided to its residents. For example, the City of Nampa budget includes revenue for streets maintenance whereas Ada County municipalities do not. For more information, read an Idaho Press article here.
Nampa Property Tax Allocation Example
THE CITIZEN’S BUDGET AT A GLANCE
The balancedbudget proposed for FY 2019 is $172.1 million which begins October 1, 2018. Theproposed budget represents an increase of $17.3 million over FY 2018. Increasedinvestments, as noted below, account for a majority of the proposed growth inthe City’s General Fund budget. This also includes a 2% cost of livingadjustment (COLA) for all full-time City employees which will help the Cityrecruit and retain our public servants.
Additional detail is available in the “FY 2019 Budget Highlights” from City of Nampa Finance Director Vikki Chandler, found online on the City’s Finance page here.The clearpriority, established early on by Mayor Kling with input from citizens, is investmentin streets and public safety. In a communitysurvey administered by the City earlier this year, over 74% of respondents indicated they would like to see significant increases in the level of funding for street maintenance and public safety in the FY 2019 budget. This increase, as incorporated into the proposed budget, was long overdue.
FY 19 Budget by Function
Property tax revenues play a critical role in the budgeting process. The proposed FY 2019 budget includes 2.75% of the allowable 3% property tax increase permissible by Idaho State law. In addition to property tax revenue, the City of Nampa receives revenue from a variety of other sources including 6% ($11 million) from grants, as shown in the below graph. The City is pleased to see an increase of approximately $7.7 million in grant funding over FY 2018.
Mayor Kling shared, “The decisions we make today directly impact the future we will hand to the next generation. I am thankful for the diligent and hard work of our City employees and Nampa City Council to produce a balanced budget to meet the needs of our community. Our goal is to develop a 10-year strategic plan to serve as a framework for guiding our future growth and funding decisions.”
Community members are invited to review the proposed FY 2019 budget by clicking here and comment at the public hearing August 20 at 7:00 p.m. in council chambers at Nampa City Hall. Alternatively, a full budget proposal can be viewed in the Nampa City Clerk’s Office (411 3rd Street South). The budget workshops leading up to the proposed FY 19 budget as well as the August 20 council meeting can be viewed here: http://livestream.com/cityofnampa.
Immediately following the public hearing on August 20, the Nampa City Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed FY 2019 budget.
For additional questions or comments, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (208) 468-5401.
Website Address Links:
FY 2019 Proposed Budget | http://cityofnampa.us/191/Finance
Canyon County Assessor | http://id-canyon-assessor.governmax.com/propertymax/rover30.asp?sid=FF38504145E845F68279E578E8C09BEF
Community Survey 2018 | http://www.cityofnampa.us/DocumentCenter/View/8166/City-of-Nampa-Your-Voice-Matters-Community-Survey-2018