For the past few years, the Longmont City Council has made a commitment to use priority based budgeting to make future decisions regarding resource allocations. In 2013 council identified the results that we are in business to achieve, which were vetted and weighted by the community.
In 2016 the city council adopted Envision Longmont, a multimodal and comprehensive plan that provides strategic direction and guidance for Longmont over the next 10 to 20 years. Both the priority based budgeting process and the Envision Longmont process included community input toward goals and priorities.
With the similarities and overlap between the priority based budgeting results and the Envision Longmont plan, council has approved using the Envision Longmont guiding principles as our new priority based budgeting results.