Prairie Village seeking citizen input on city budget

Prairie Village residents who want to have a say in how the city spends its taxpayers’ money have a new tool this year.

The city is for the first time using an online “budget simulator” to seek citizen input about where to concentrate resources:

The City of Prairie Village wants your feedback on the 2014 Budget. In the past, residents only had the opportunity to provide feedback on the budget at City Council meetings or directly to their council member. Now you can also share feedback online using our New Budget Simulator.

The Budget Simulator allows users to choose the level of service they desire for each service area listed. The service areas are divided into five program areas: Infrastructure, General Government, Public Safety, Community Development and Parks & Pool. The Budget Simulator focuses on significant budget items and is not a comprehensive review of the entire budget.

The Budget Simulator allows you to see the impact your changes make to the property tax bill for the average Prairie Village home, or you can enter your address and see the changes to your own property tax bill as you make changes to each level of service.

“We want Prairie Village residents to be engaged in the budget process,” said Lisa Santa Maria, Finance Director. “Providing the budget simulator online will allow residents to communicate their City service priorities in a convenient manner, which will in turn help the City in the decision-making process.”

Visit www.pvkansas.com/budgetsimulator to take the Budget Simulator and participate in the budget process. Click Here to learn more about the budget process and calendar.

For more information contact Lisa Santa Maria, Finance Director, at 913-385-4661 or lsantamaria@pvkansas.com.