September 25, 2019
The City of Johns Creek City Council unanimously adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget
at the Council Meeting Sept. 23, 2019. The balanced budget provides the revenues and spending plan to continue the high-level, high-quality services desired by the community.
The approved $62.5 million general fund budget is centered on critical goals and themes which help move the city from deliberative planning and discussion and into a proactive and execution-driven strategy.
“The FY2020 Budget is a result of our City Council coming together to thoughtfully examine and prioritize services, adhere to our long-held conservative fiscal policies, and promote results which will be of the most benefit for our community in the coming fiscal year and well into the future,” said Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker. “We have adopted a balanced and prudent budget that aligns resources with the issues that matter most to our residents.”
The City Council publicly reviewed the proposed budget at the Sept. 9, 2019 Work Session and the Special Called Budget Work Session on Sept. 13, 2019. The City Council discussed options and reached consensus on critical budget modifications to balance capital enhancements and operational expenses. Council completed their final examination of the FY2020 Budget, at the Sept. 23, 2019 Work Session. Council confirmed the FY2020 Budget upholds the city’s ongoing commitments and forwards key priorities.
The FY2020 Budget specifically forwards four key priorities: (1) delivering public safety, (2) preserving city assets, (3) improving mobility and connectivity, and (4) sustaining stormwater infrastructure. These priorities or themes can be seen in both the recurring programs and services funded in the budget, the proposed FY2020 capital projects, maintenance projects, and position additions. Important themes from FY2019 such as transparency and budget maturity remain a core part of the adopted FY2020 Budget.
Within the proposed FY2020 Budget personnel outlays remain the largest expenditure at 44 percent of General Fund followed by operational expenditures at 29 percent of General Fund. The largest revenues streams remain the local option sales tax (38 percent of budgeted revenues) and property taxes (30 percent of budgeted revenues).
The Johns Creek City Council took final action and unanimously adopted the FY2020 Budget at the Council Meeting on Sept. 23, 201. The budget adoption built upon staff input, community feedback, and Council compromise.
To review the FY2020 Budget adopted by Johns Creek City Council, please visit the Budget webpage