Citywide News Releases

Posted on: April 19, 2017

Interactive exercise allows residents to prioritize budget options

City of McKinney and City Council are beginning the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) budget process and invite residents and stakeholders to provide feedback through the Virtual Town Hall online platform.

Through the exercise, residents will rank McKinney's budget priorities by dividing dots amongst different budget funds. Residents may also leave comments as a follow-up to the exercise. Feedback provided will be considered during the current FY18 budget discussions as well as in future fiscal years.

“We value the input of our residents and want to make sure they have an opportunity weigh in regarding the community’s budget priorities; so we thought we’d try something new. The Virtual Town Hall exercise is an easy, creative way for residents to provide input and participate in the process,” said City Manager Paul Grimes.

The city continues to strive to preserve quality services but also must find creative solutions to maintain necessary city services for a fast-growing community and present a balanced budget to City Council each year. The interactive exercise is one of several opportunities residents will have to provide input into preparation of the city’s budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which runs Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018.

To participate in the online exercise, visit McKinney's Virtual Town Hall through June 19 and click 2017-2018 City Budget Survey.

About McKinney

 McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of more than 168,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.

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