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Denver's budget is a financial blueprint that maps the many services the City provides and how those services are funded. Services include police and fire protection, snow removal, street maintenance, recreation programs and parks and libraries.
Because of the economic downturn and a structural imbalance between expense growth and revenue growth, the City has closed $450 million in budget shortfalls over the past four years. The 2013 gap is expected to be $94 million.
The City appointed a Structural Financial Task Force to explore various options to eliminate the budget imbalance. The Task Force issued 29 recommendations in January, saying that to maintain quality services and create a sustainable Denver, we must permanently eliminate the budget gap.
Mayor Hancock studied the recommendations and is seeking your input to help deliver Denver’s future for generations to come.
Using the interactive tool (which you can reach through the button on the right), provide Mayor Hancock with your preferred combination of cost-saving and revenue enhancing measures to balance the budget and close the gap.
You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions and input.
Structural Financial Task Force Report
Structural Financial Task Force Presentation
January 23, 2011 - Mayor Hancock thanks Structural Financial Task Force for Final Report
February 3, 2012 - Mayor Hancock Outlines Structural Financial Task Force Next Steps
March 22, 2012 - Mayor Hancock Launches New Website to Gain Input on Denver’s Financial Future