The City of Roanoke has completed the Budget Development process for FY 2012-13. During FY 2011-12 the City implemented a model known as Budgeting for Outcomes. This model operates with funding allocations based on Priorities as focus areas as set by City Council.
For FY 2012-13 City Council re-affirmed the seven Priorities as illustrated in the graphical representation that follows:
The Priority Teams developed Strategy Maps which define the parameters of each Priority. The teams also completed the Request for Results (RFR) documents (which include the Strategy Maps) and further describe what programs and services are needed to address the priority as well as the expected outcome. These RFR documents request that departments offer a program or service, while promising a certain level of performance at a specific price to be purchased for FY2012-13. A condensed RFR document for all priorities may be found here otherwise full versions of the RFR document are found in the respective priority link in the left sidebar.
Priority teams then reviewed and evaluated all offers submitted based on various scorecard criteria. Funding levels were reviewed by the Priority Teams and recommendations were made to the Budget Committee which was then prioritized funding levels within offers to establish a balanced budget based on revenue projections developed independently by the Department of Finance.
New for FY 2012-13, a Citizen Budget Engagement Team (CBET) was formed to facilitate better feedback from citizens. The team was regularly briefed on the status of the budget and their recommendations were shared with the Budget Committee and City Council.
Recommendations of programs and services were provided to City Council in the form of a Recommended Budget in April 2012 followed by a public hearing, budget study and ultimately an Adopted Budget in May 2012. Links to presentations can be found here