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Provide Input for 2024-25 Budget

As the City begins the 2024-25 fiscal year budget planning process, Mayor Malik D. Evans invites the community to provide input through an online survey, a telephone town hall meeting, and at various community events. The Mayor and the City’s Office of Management & Budget are seeking community input opportunities toward the beginning of the City’s preparation process so that public input can more effectively inform the City’s budget decisions.

“Our residents and businesses entrust us to be good stewards of their tax dollars,” said Mayor Evans. “We owe it to them to ensure that their perspectives are reflected in our decision making, so it made sense for us to move the timing of our community input period to coincide with the beginning of the budget process.” 

The online budget survey is available now through November 20. Take the survey here>>

Mayor Evans and his team will conduct a Telephone Town Hall Forum at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13. To register to receive a call click here>>  

New this year are several opportunities for the public to provide input at community events in September, October, and November. City staff will set up tables and be available to gather feedback from the community and provide budget information.  Tables will be set up at the following locations:

  • Roc the Block Community Employment Fair, 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, Parcel 5, 285 E. Main St.
  • Fall Fest, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct, 14, Parcel 5, 285 E. Main St.
  • City of Rochester Public Market, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 28, 280 N. Union St.
  • City Planning Commission Public Meeting, 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, City Hall, City Council Chambers, 30 Church St. Rm. 302-A
  • Charlotte Branch Library Food Distribution Program, 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, 3557 Lake Ave.

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Director's Message

The Office of Management and Budget supports the City of Rochester’s Mission, Vision, and Values through the collection, analysis, and evaluation of data and by providing information, forecasts, and recommendations for the use of City resources with the goal of ensuring that limited resources are aligned with strategic priorities.

Fortunately, through sound business practices, the City has remained financially stable and continues to pursue ways to grow its tax base. Attracting new residents and businesses to the City of Rochester who will prosper benefits the entire Rochester community and advances Mayor Malik D. Evans' community-first compact to deliver hope and opportunity to the people of Rochester and build a bridge to a future of prosperity for all city stakeholders.


Michael Burns, Director
Office of Management and Budget