2022 Budget

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Help Shape the City’s Budget

Throughout the summer and fall, there will be a variety of ways you can weigh in on your priorities for the community, as well as specific funding proposals. Even if you only have a few minutes, your input matters.

Have 1 minute?

  • Bookmark this page to check back for new engagement opportunities
  • Follow the City of Fort Collins on social media for the latest information throughout the budget process

Have 5 minutes?

  • Click the “One Thing” tab below to tell us what’s most important to you
  • Watch

Esta información está disponible en español a continuación.

Help Shape the City’s Budget

Throughout the summer and fall, there will be a variety of ways you can weigh in on your priorities for the community, as well as specific funding proposals. Even if you only have a few minutes, your input matters.

Have 1 minute?

  • Bookmark this page to check back for new engagement opportunities
  • Follow the City of Fort Collins on social media for the latest information throughout the budget process

Have 5 minutes?

  • Click the “One Thing” tab below to tell us what’s most important to you
  • Watch one of our Budget overview videos to learn more about the process

Have 10 minutes?

  • Click the “Priorities” tab below to review the City’s strategic outcomes and let us know if the pandemic has shifted these priorities for you
  • Click the “Submit Your Ideas” tab below to give us your funding suggestions within the City’s strategic outcomes

Have 20+ minutes?

  • Click the “Outcome Surveys” tab below to dive deeper into each outcome area and share your funding ideas to help meet your community priorities.


Want to host this conversation with your organization, friends or other group? Check out the Budget Engagement Toolkit in the Document Library for materials you can use.

Prefer to have City staff meet with your group? Email aresseguie@fcgov.com to schedule.



Ayude a determinar el presupuesto de la Ciudad

Durante el verano y el otoño, habrá varias formas en las que puede opinar sobre sus prioridades para la comunidad, así como sus propuestas de financiamiento específicas. Incluso si solo tiene unos minutos, sus comentarios son importantes.

¿Tiene 1 minuto?

  • Añada esta página a sus favoritos para volver a consultar nuevas oportunidades de participación
  • Siga a la Ciudad de Fort Collins en las redes sociales para obtener la información más reciente durante el proceso presupuestario

¿Tiene 5 minutos?

  • Haga clic en la pestaña “One Thing (Una cosa)” a continuación para decirnos qué es lo más importante para usted
  • Vea uno de nuestros videos de información general sobre el presupuesto para obtener más información sobre el proceso

¿Tiene 10 minutos?

  • Haga clic en la pestaña “Priorities (Prioridades)” a continuación para revisar los resultados estratégicos de la Ciudad y hacernos saber si la pandemia ha cambiado estas prioridades para usted
  • Haga clic en la pestaña “Submit Your Ideas (Enviar sus ideas)” a continuación para darnos sus sugerencias de financiamiento dentro de los resultados estratégicos de la Ciudad

¿Tiene más de 20 minutos?

  • Haga clic en la pestaña “Outcome Surveys (Encuestas de resultados)” a continuación para explorar más a fondo cada área de resultados y compartir sus ideas de financiamiento para ayudar a cumplir con las prioridades de su comunidad

¿Quiere hablar con su equipo, amigos, o cualquier otro grupo acerca de las ofertas presupuestarias? Consulte el Kit de herramientas de participación presupuestaria en la biblioteca de documentos para ver los materiales que puede utilizar.

¿Prefiere que el personal de la ciudad se reúna con su grupo? Envíe un correo electrónico a aresseguie@fcgov.com para programar una junta.

One Thing / Una cosa

What is ONE item or focus area you would like the City to improve and why? / ¿Cuál es UN elemento o área de enfoque que le gustaría que la Ciudad mejorara y por qué?

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

More land for natural areas - please stop building every square inch of land

livmoench about 1 year ago

CLIMATE CHANGE - It threatens every single part of our cities budget. Promises do nothing - take action. Ex; plastic bag bag is a GREAT move.

livmoench about 1 year ago

U+2. It's discriminatory against non nuclear families and cultures and makes affordable housing hard to find.

Efhaseman about 1 year ago

Get rid of U+2. I’m not going to go through all of reasons that have already been listed, but this law makes it harder for students and young adults to find affordable housing. I’ve never been to another college town that has a rule in place similar to U+2. Four unrelated people either living together for school, or as young adults simply trying to save money on rent isn’t unheard of.

JAdams about 1 year ago

Helping to establish more humane wildlife rescue, wildlife education, and wildlife rehabilitation services to animals and community members.

tallon1131 about 1 year ago

Systems in place that hurt our lower socioeconomic families and the homeless population. Many of these systems come from an inherently racist/classist background. Be on the forefront of change we wish to see in our country.

Cburd about 1 year ago

Abolish U+2, it obviously targets college students/young adults and greatly restricts affordable housing options. It’s overreach on the cities part, landlords have the right to rent their home to however many individuals they see fit. It’s absurd that an expensive apartment complex gets to house 4-5 students per unit and profit off of us, but a home with 4 bedrooms can’t be rented to 4 people. Fort Collins is a college town no matter what unjust rules the city puts in place, students deserve reasonable housing options, it’s very disheartening to have the city we call home actively make our lives more difficult (as well as the lives of landlords trying to rent out their homes)

Lance about 1 year ago

A fundamental issue we need to get a handle on is our air quality because of it's impact on everyone's health. Lately I have been getting Air Quality Health Advisories from colorado.airquality for Larimer County several times a week. Please fund Regional Air Quality Monitoring.

Yellowpencil about 1 year ago

Get rid of U+2.

Max about 1 year ago

The city policy of U+2 as it has harmed more people than helped.

jrparks about 1 year ago

The city policy of U+2 as it currently stands is a detriment to all associated parties that must contend with it. It is not uncommon to see individuals who are either from low income backgrounds, are students, or both, being forced to split the rent of a 5 bedroom home amongst 3 people or be forced to pay exorbitant rates to live in a corporate apartment complex that offers minimal benefits in return. Should the U+2 policy be restructured with the interests of the low-income renter as the focus, the benefits will be sweeping. Homeowners will be able to more easily manage their tenants and mortgages without fear of being fined for violating U+2 by renting to more than 3 unrelated people. Students will be relieved of a significant financial burden that, in many cases, is distracting them from their studies. Corporate complexes will even see benefits as they are forced to price their rates more competitively which would open their units up to a much wider market, leading to more units being occupied consistently. Given the rapid changes this city has experienced in recent years, antiquated legislation such as U+2 is long overdue for revision.

jadhkhal about 1 year ago

Regional Air Quality Monitoring like that now being used in Boulder, Longmont and Broomfield. While affordable housing and improved public transportation also come high on my list, accurately measuring and identifying sources of air pollution so that we can then take steps to improve our air quality is one thing that would benefit every single individual living in Fort Collins.

gmaxmar about 1 year ago

Abolish U+2

usadigova about 1 year ago

For public health and safety, Ft Collins needs accurate and reliable methane monitoring. The oil and gas industry has been polluting local air at levels far worse than regulations allow. Please consider funding, or seeking the funding, for continuous air quality monitoring, using Boulder AIR technology (bouldair.com). Boulder, Longmont and Broomfield have this; if they can do it, we can do it. It is badly needed to fill the gap in regulatory enforcement where the CDPHE has failed us. Thanks!

tylercd about 1 year ago

Abolish U+2 and work towards the city helping to provide more equitable housing. U+2 makes the housing crisis even worse than it already is and it targets marginalized groups within the community. You cannot be an equitable city and have an office of equity while still upholding U+2

smagh about 1 year ago

Abolish U+2 to enable more affordable housing and be more inclusive of non-nuclear families or communal living situations. Use rental licensing or some other method of protecting college student housing.

cthrax about 1 year ago

Traffic operations and the timing of stop lights. There is no reason that you should be stopped by a traffic light that feeds a parking lot and then stopped again at the next street. Most traffic lights do not serve streets that have additional traffic lights on them to make timing difficult to sync the the adjacent lights but they are not synced. This would reduce congestion, improve air quality do to idling at traffic lights and reduce overall stress of drivers. This would also improve the safety of drives because there would be less desire to run red lights trying to beat the timing of the lights.

cerskine about 1 year ago

Air quality monitoring is paramount as our unique evaporative climate locks in particles in developing North Fort Collins that may not be visible in other parts of Larimer County. I have offered to house equipment on my farm and maintain it; allowing technicians here to update or smart meter it as needed. I would also be willing to oversee a public land installation and assist with its upkeep as needed. My asthma has gotten worse and even my livestock are reacting to air and soil contaminants this year worse than any other year. Thanks, Meghan Bright (sustainability researcher and engaged 11-year resident)

Inkthinker2 about 1 year ago

City-wide composting!

dcasey about 1 year ago

Keep and improve FC as a safe and inclusive community by providing reliable and accessible programs for kids in low income families, translations and translator services (especially Spanish), and ensuring that people experiencing homelessness have access to safe spaces and programs to help them get back on their feet. I'd also like to see resources dedicated to strategic. long-term planning to manage water resources given the extent of new construction.

gs about 1 year ago