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Budget Process

The City’s fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30. The budget process for the City of Johnson City begins in October with the preparation of the five-year Capital Improvement Plan. Departmental budgets are prepared from January through mid-February, followed by work sessions with the city manager, the assistant city managers and the budget director.

As mandated by the City Charter, the draft budget is to be provided to the Board of Commissioners on or before the first Tuesday of May and must be published in the local newspaper no less than three days prior. The Board of Commissioners then participate in an extensive review of the City's budget and must approve a balanced budget on three readings on or before June 30 of the current fiscal year.

Capital Improvement Program

The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a five-year plan, which identifies capital projects and equipment purchases. The CIP also provides a planning schedule and identifies financing options for the projects and purchases outlined therein. 

Johnson City Citizen Survey 

The City of Johnson City began conducting biennial Citizen Surveys in 2012. Conducted in partnership with the National Research Center, the survey includes direct mailings to a random selection of households as well as an online component. The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. The collected data is used by City personnel to plan projects and provide services. 

Responses from previous surveys have resulted in improvements to the downtown area, including enhanced street sweeping and maintenance and the addition of LED lighting.