2021 Tax Supported BUDGET < Click to Watch
The annual city budget is prepared with measurable outcomes aimed at the latest citizen engagement results. Reviewed page-by-page, the process allows vetting of departmental budgets for savings, efficiencies and policy compliance to ensure decisions make the best use of taxpayer dollars. The budget further prioritizes essential government functions enhancing quality of life throughout the City. Ultimately, the budget – how we spend taxpayer dollars – is about helping residents thrive in St. Cloud and helping everyone have the best quality of life possible.
Every aspect of this budget – from revenues to expenditures – seeks to ensure St. Cloud continues to deliver services its residents depend on, while also expanding economic vitality, and strengthening our community. By capturing the tax base growth of our strong and healthy economy, St. Cloud keeps the property tax rate at its current level while still providing funding for critical City services. It continues major investments in Public Works and Public Safety while maintaining responsible financial management.