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Welcome! City of Edina 2011 Citizen Budget Workshops
Purpose of the Workshops <ul><li>Your charge :  To provide direction to City officials on budgetary matters, both short an...
Purpose of the Workshops <ul><li>5.  Model meaningful civic discussion  on important issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>--disagr...
About the Citizens League <ul><li>Nonpartisan  nonprofit for 60 years </li></ul><ul><li>Vision  is to create the common gr...
How the Workshops Will Gather Input <ul><ul><li>Three workshops  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nov. 1, Arneson Acres ...
How Your Input Will Be Used <ul><ul><li>Results will be summarized and made available for all City residents at  edinaciti...
Workshop Overview <ul><ul><li>Warm up questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disc...
Warm Up Question 1:  In a recent survey, Edina residents were asked why they like living in Edina.  What was the top respo...
Warm Up Question 2.  The main reason I decided to come today is because: <ul><ul><li>It’s my civic duty </li></ul></ul><ul...
Budget Overview
On a typical property tax statement, 21% of the taxes collected go to the City of Edina
The total 2011 City budget is $91 million General fund Other “general government” Enterprise funds
Enterprise funds total $36 million in spending
The general fund totals $29 million in spending
Most property tax dollars are used to support the general fund
A home valued at $300,000 pays these amounts for services in 2011… $95 $176 $275 $108 $98 $20
Important Things to Know About Edina’s Budget <ul><ul><li>Virtually no state influence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Municipa...
Discussion Questions
Discussion Questions <ul><ul><li>How should we use cash reserves? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the appropriate level...
Cash Reserves <ul><ul><li>$2.5 million available in “unreserved” cash balance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional $10 mi...
U nreserved Cash —Proposed Uses  <ul><ul><li>Construction projects ($700,000) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology and HR...
Principles Behind the Proposed Plan  <ul><ul><li>Control tax levy growth by controlling debt in near, intermediate and lon...
Other Possibilities <ul><ul><ul><li>Accelerate capital improvement plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Significant on...
Question 3.  What is your view of the proposed use of the $2.5 million in available cash?  <ul><ul><li>It’s the right plan...
Usage of City Amenities % HHs using Aquatic Center 39% Braemar Golf Course 36% Braemar Ice Arena 30% Centennial Lakes/Edin...
Operating Income of City Amenities
2010 Operating Income of City Amenities
Capital Improvement Plan and Sources self-funded funded from other sources
Questions 4-9. What principle should guide the financing of  City Amenities  (golf course, ice arena, Edinborough, Centenn...
Question 4. What principle should guide the financing of the  Golf Courses ?  <ul><li>It should be completely self-support...
Question 5. What principle should guide the financing of the  Braemar Ice Arena ?  <ul><li>It should be completely self-su...
Question 6. What principle should guide the financing of  Edinborough Park ?  <ul><li>It should be completely self-support...
Question 7. What principle should guide the financing of  Centennial Lakes Park ?  <ul><li>It should be completely self-su...
Question 8. What principle should guide the financing of the  Arts Center ?  <ul><li>It should be completely self-supporti...
Question 9. What principle should guide the financing of the  Aquatic Center ?  <ul><li>It should be completely self-suppo...
Question 10.  Would you  oppose  any of the following in order to make facilities more self-supporting?  (select all that ...
Question 11.  In the future, how do you think the excess revenues from liquor sales should be used?  <ul><ul><li>As in the...
Property Taxes
For 2012, the proposed  property tax levy  will increase by  $462,000 or 1.8%
Adjusted for inflation, a $300,000 home in 2012 will pay about the same taxes as in 2005
Property Taxes Tax Rates: $300,000 Home in 2010   City Taxes   Total Taxes Minneapolis $1,827 $4,273 Hopkins $1,470 $4,053...
In 2008, Edina ranked 94 th  among 117 metro area cities in residential property tax rate  (1=highest)   Total City portio...
Question 12.  In general, which statement best reflects your opinion of the City’s property tax levels?  <ul><ul><li>They ...
Question 13. Which principle best  reflects the  highest  priority for Edina’s City budget for the next five years: <ul><u...
Question 14.  In the future, what opportunities should be available for residents regarding City budget decision-making ? ...
Who’s In Attendance?
Question 15.  How long have you lived in Edina ?   <ul><ul><li>Less than 2 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2-5 years </li...
Question 16.  What quadrant of Edina do you live in ?   <ul><ul><li>NE:  East of Hwy 100, North of Crosstown </li></ul></u...
Question 17.  Do you have school-aged children (5-18) living at home ?   <ul><ul><li>Yes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No </l...
Question 18. Do you rent or own your home?  <ul><ul><li>Rent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Own </li></ul></ul>
Question 19. What is your age?  <ul><ul><li>Under 19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>19-35 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>36-50 </l...
Thank You! For workshop summaries  and the opportunity for more input and questions go to: edinacitizenengagement.org Publ...
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Citizens league & City of Edina budget workshop 2011

  1. 1. Welcome! City of Edina 2011 Citizen Budget Workshops
  2. 2. Purpose of the Workshops <ul><li>Your charge : To provide direction to City officials on budgetary matters, both short and longer-term </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better understand the trends and issues of Edina’s budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share your vision and values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide input on your priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inform the City Council </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose of the Workshops <ul><li>5. Model meaningful civic discussion on important issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>--disagreement is to be expected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>--mixed views at tables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>--feel free to respectfully disagree </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. About the Citizens League <ul><li>Nonpartisan nonprofit for 60 years </li></ul><ul><li>Vision is to create the common ground where “We the People” can achieve the common good </li></ul><ul><li>Principle: People who are affected by a problem should have the opportunity to define it and weigh in on how it’s solved </li></ul>
  5. 5. How the Workshops Will Gather Input <ul><ul><li>Three workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nov. 1, Arneson Acres Park </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nov. 2, Edina Community Center </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nov. 3, Edina Public Works Facility </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online workshop, Nov. 6 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Voting”--to quantify and record views, making sure everyone is heard </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How Your Input Will Be Used <ul><ul><li>Results will be summarized and made available for all City residents at edinacitizenengagement.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results will help guide City Council members and city staff as they make budget decisions </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Workshop Overview <ul><ul><li>Warm up questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion questions and “voting” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wrap up and evaluation </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Warm Up Question 1: In a recent survey, Edina residents were asked why they like living in Edina. What was the top response? <ul><ul><li>Close to family and friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convenient location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reputation/prestige </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Housing/neighborhoods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parks and Trails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Close to Shopping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Warm Up Question 2. The main reason I decided to come today is because: <ul><ul><li>It’s my civic duty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I have concerns about my property taxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I have a specific budget issue I am concerned about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’d like to learn more about the City budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I didn’t have anything better to do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not sure </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Budget Overview
  11. 11. On a typical property tax statement, 21% of the taxes collected go to the City of Edina
  12. 12. The total 2011 City budget is $91 million General fund Other “general government” Enterprise funds
  13. 13. Enterprise funds total $36 million in spending
  14. 14. The general fund totals $29 million in spending
  15. 15. Most property tax dollars are used to support the general fund
  16. 16. A home valued at $300,000 pays these amounts for services in 2011… $95 $176 $275 $108 $98 $20
  17. 17. Important Things to Know About Edina’s Budget <ul><ul><li>Virtually no state influence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Municipal liquor stores generate excess revenue for the general fund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural and recreational amenities require subsidies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No unsustainable expenditures </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Discussion Questions
  19. 19. Discussion Questions <ul><ul><li>How should we use cash reserves? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the appropriate level and source of subsidies for amenities? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How should we use surplus revenues from municipal liquor stores? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are property tax levels appropriate? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What should be the guiding principles for budget decisions? </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Cash Reserves <ul><ul><li>$2.5 million available in “unreserved” cash balance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional $10 million is reserved for cash flow and unexpected expenses </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. U nreserved Cash —Proposed Uses <ul><ul><li>Construction projects ($700,000) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology and HR projects ($300,000) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One-time property tax savings (2012) by paying debt service ($378,000) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce property taxes for 10 years by pre-paying special assessments ($155,000) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce property taxes for 20 years by pre-paying bonds ($950,000) </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Principles Behind the Proposed Plan <ul><ul><li>Control tax levy growth by controlling debt in near, intermediate and long-term </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiscal sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute to large capital outlays in technology that provide savings in long run </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address one-time costs </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Other Possibilities <ul><ul><ul><li>Accelerate capital improvement plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Significant one-time reduction in property taxes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add to reserve fund </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your ideas </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Question 3. What is your view of the proposed use of the $2.5 million in available cash? <ul><ul><li>It’s the right plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s about right, with some minor modifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It needs significant changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s the wrong plan </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Usage of City Amenities % HHs using Aquatic Center 39% Braemar Golf Course 36% Braemar Ice Arena 30% Centennial Lakes/Edinborough Parks 69/48% Edina Art Center 33% Edina Liquor 72%
  26. 26. Operating Income of City Amenities
  27. 27. 2010 Operating Income of City Amenities
  28. 28. Capital Improvement Plan and Sources self-funded funded from other sources
  29. 29. Questions 4-9. What principle should guide the financing of City Amenities (golf course, ice arena, Edinborough, Centennial Lakes, arts center, aquatic center)? <ul><li>It should be completely self-supporting, including capital expenditures. </li></ul><ul><li>It should be self-supporting with regard to annual operating expenditures. </li></ul><ul><li>The current levels of subsidies are appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>It should receive more financial support so that fees can be reduced. </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  30. 30. Question 4. What principle should guide the financing of the Golf Courses ? <ul><li>It should be completely self-supporting, including capital expenditures. </li></ul><ul><li>It should be self-supporting with regard to annual operating expenditures. </li></ul><ul><li>The current levels of subsidies are appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>It should receive more financial support so that fees can be reduced. </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  31. 31. Question 5. What principle should guide the financing of the Braemar Ice Arena ? <ul><li>It should be completely self-supporting, including capital expenditures. </li></ul><ul><li>It should be self-supporting with regard to annual operating expenditures. </li></ul><ul><li>The current levels of subsidies are appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>It should receive more financial support so that fees can be reduced. </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  32. 32. Question 6. What principle should guide the financing of Edinborough Park ? <ul><li>It should be completely self-supporting, including capital expenditures. </li></ul><ul><li>It should be self-supporting with regard to annual operating expenditures. </li></ul><ul><li>The current levels of subsidies are appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>It should receive more financial support so that fees can be reduced. </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  33. 33. Question 7. What principle should guide the financing of Centennial Lakes Park ? <ul><li>It should be completely self-supporting, including capital expenditures. </li></ul><ul><li>It should be self-supporting with regard to annual operating expenditures. </li></ul><ul><li>The current levels of subsidies are appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>It should receive more financial support so that fees can be reduced. </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  34. 34. Question 8. What principle should guide the financing of the Arts Center ? <ul><li>It should be completely self-supporting, including capital expenditures. </li></ul><ul><li>It should be self-supporting with regard to annual operating expenditures. </li></ul><ul><li>The current levels of subsidies are appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>It should receive more financial support so that fees can be reduced. </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  35. 35. Question 9. What principle should guide the financing of the Aquatic Center ? <ul><li>It should be completely self-supporting, including capital expenditures. </li></ul><ul><li>It should be self-supporting with regard to annual operating expenditures. </li></ul><ul><li>The current levels of subsidies are appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>It should receive more financial support so that fees can be reduced. </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  36. 36. Question 10. Would you oppose any of the following in order to make facilities more self-supporting? (select all that apply) <ul><ul><li>Higher user fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More ad revenues and sponsorships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private naming rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More reliance on private donations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oppose all of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support all of the above </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Question 11. In the future, how do you think the excess revenues from liquor sales should be used? <ul><ul><li>As in the past—to subsidize cultural and recreational facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To reduce property taxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To accelerate or add capital projects, especially street repair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redevelopment (such as Grandview study) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Property Taxes
  39. 39. For 2012, the proposed property tax levy will increase by $462,000 or 1.8%
  40. 40. Adjusted for inflation, a $300,000 home in 2012 will pay about the same taxes as in 2005
  41. 41. Property Taxes Tax Rates: $300,000 Home in 2010 City Taxes Total Taxes Minneapolis $1,827 $4,273 Hopkins $1,470 $4,053 Bloomington $1,143 $3,726 St. Louis Park $1,113 $3,719 Minnetonka $ 964 $3,571 Eden Prairie $ 908 $3,614 Edina $ 707 $3,310
  42. 42. In 2008, Edina ranked 94 th among 117 metro area cities in residential property tax rate (1=highest) Total City portion Minneapolis 10 th 1st Richfield 36th 31st St. Louis Park 45th 48th Minnetonka 55th 72nd Wayzata 60th 90th Edina 64th 94th
  43. 43. Question 12. In general, which statement best reflects your opinion of the City’s property tax levels? <ul><ul><li>They are reasonable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They are high, but we get good value for our money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compared to other cities, we get a great deal! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing property taxes without reducing services should be a city priority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services and taxes should be reduced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul></ul>
  44. 44. Question 13. Which principle best reflects the highest priority for Edina’s City budget for the next five years: <ul><ul><li>Avoid property taxes increases , especially with the growing population who live on fixed incomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain quality of services and amenities , because these help create our quality of life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on rejuvenating Edina for the future by using surplus funds for capital improvements and redevelopment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make City services more cost-effective by implementing efficiencies and reforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul></ul>
  45. 45. Question 14. In the future, what opportunities should be available for residents regarding City budget decision-making ? (select all that apply) <ul><ul><li>Public hearings are sufficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More and clearer information on the City’s website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More and clearer information in the newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More meetings like this one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I feel comfortable letting city officials decide without citizen input </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul></ul>
  46. 46. Who’s In Attendance?
  47. 47. Question 15. How long have you lived in Edina ? <ul><ul><li>Less than 2 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2-5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6-10 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11-20 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21+ years </li></ul></ul>
  48. 48. Question 16. What quadrant of Edina do you live in ? <ul><ul><li>NE: East of Hwy 100, North of Crosstown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NW: West of Hwy 100, North of Crosstown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SE: East of Hwy 100, South of Crosstown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SW: West of Hwy 100, South of Crosstown </li></ul></ul>
  49. 49. Question 17. Do you have school-aged children (5-18) living at home ? <ul><ul><li>Yes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No </li></ul></ul>
  50. 50. Question 18. Do you rent or own your home? <ul><ul><li>Rent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Own </li></ul></ul>
  51. 51. Question 19. What is your age? <ul><ul><li>Under 19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>19-35 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>36-50 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50-65 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>65+ </li></ul></ul>
  52. 52. Thank You! For workshop summaries and the opportunity for more input and questions go to: edinacitizenengagement.org Public hearing: December 6

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