City of Pearland staff presents the Fiscal Year 2018 Proposed Budget. The FY18 Proposed Budget contains over $280 million in revenues and expenditures over 39 funds. Major items in this year’s budget include adding additional staffing in Police, Fire, Public Works, Information Technology and Community Development, as well as providing funding for major projects like the Delores Fenwick Nature Center, Independence Park and $1.1 million in funding for the City’s street maintenance program.
City Council will begin budget discussions on Saturday, Aug.12 at 8:30 a.m. at the Pearland Public Safety Building (2555 Cullen Parkway). All meetings are open to the public. All Budget materials including City Council Agendas and memos will be posted here, so be sure to check back to keep up with the latest! Want to submit feedback on the budget? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FY 2017 - 2018 Proposed Budget documents
Aug. 12 - Presentation: Regarding the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget and Multi-Year Financial Plan Budget Workshop #1 – Overview, Highlights, General Fund, Debt Service and Property Tax.
Aug. 21 - Presentation, Follow-up Inventory
Excerpt from City Manager Clay Pearson's Budget Transmittal Letter
This summer all of our part-time staff and nearly 700 full-time employees were all invited to a series of Employee ‘Road Shows’ where we explored the purpose of the City of Pearland local government and provided updates on other topics. In a prior years’ edition of the Road Show, we talked about Service, the Pearland Way. Another year, we shared information on public service and expectations on operating ethically. Those sessions helped build to the 2017 Road Show’s discussion of purpose and working to build a Culture of Distinction in our big, diverse, complex City of Pearland organization. Our staff members submitted ideas on what our purpose means to them, below are some of their comments:
- To ensure the protection of property and persons in the community, provide vital products & services for their life and health, and community amenities that enhance the quality of family life. In addition, the role of local government is to provide oversight in bringing attractive and desired commerce to the lucrative Pearland market. In short, we help people build and live their lives.
- To create an attractive and safe community where citizens and businesses will realize value in establishing roots.
The purpose of the organization is to build trust with the citizens of this City by providing consistent and effective services, no matter the division, with an emphasis on enacting the City’s core values of being responsive, results-oriented, trust-builders and accountable.
- Serve our citizens responsively, responsibly, and positively by considering our strategic priorities and core values in all of our efforts and decisions.
- Provide citizens and businesses alike, with growth management infrastructure, as well as public goods and services to achieve and sustain “world class” municipality status as a premier suburban community.
These are the words and beliefs of our City employees. They see their purpose as providing opportunity and betterment for others. The comments are outward looking and striking for the holistic `big picture’ that our team understands by making the connection between resources, safe community, value, sustainability, and service to build a place that people choose to live, work, invest, play, and visit. There have been many seeds of success planted. My colleagues are filled with a spirit of public service: the noble calling to work in local government.
We are steadily gaining momentum to better “provide citizens and businesses with the growth management infrastructure, public goods and services to achieve and sustain ‘world class’ municipality status as a premier suburban community.
Read the complete Budget Transmittal Letter.