Dear Chanhassen Residents,
In government, we hear the word “transparency” repeatedly used or even touted when discussing budgets. Unfortunately, to then try to navigate the myriad of spreadsheets and documents one quickly realizes they are lost in a quagmire of information.
On Monday, our Finance Director presented the City of Chanhassen’s newly released Annual Budget document. It is available for viewing on our website at www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/budget
. This comprehensive document provides both current budgets and fund status as well as a long-term financial plan for operational efficiency. The overarching goal is to deliver clear, consistent, and comparable information to the City Council and Department Heads, which will ultimately guide our budget decisions and policy making. It doesn’t lock us in – it helps us plan.
So, whether you prefer a deep dive or simply a high-level overview, there is great information to review including a snapshot of Chanhassen “BY THE NUMBERS” (page 19
). It is easy to navigate, and all of the information is in one place. I encourage you to gain a broader understanding of our city’s comprehensive financial outlook.
I am both grateful and proud of our Finance Director, Kelly Strey, who worked tirelessly to tackle this gigantic project.
Enjoy! We are available for questions.