2022 Budget

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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

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.

We really need regional air quality monitoring! The northern Front Range has received a "F" rating for air quality and we are among the worst in the country. Much of this is due to Oil & Gas development in Weld County, directly to the east of us, but without regional air quality monitoring for methane and Volatile Organic Compounds, we cannot prove the harm that is being done to our citizens. Weld county is getting the financial benefit while Fort Collins is paying the costs of their pollution.

TomRhodes2010 about 1 year ago

Everyone deserves a fair return on their contribution to the city budget. A large part of the city’s budget comes from sales taxes, which are inherently regressive. People with lower incomes contribute a larger share of their incomes to the city than people with higher incomes. Yet many city services, particularly open spaces and trails, are used disproportionately by people with higher incomes. Further, open spaces often bolster real estate values for those who live in already pricey neighborhoods. The result is unfair; folks with lower incomes pay proportionately more but benefit less. The remedy is to ensure progressive allocation by prioritizing services and policies that meet the needs and preferences of people with constrained means.

hcostell about 1 year ago

Build a downtown specific bike park. This would allow kids& adults to ride to this area to recreate. For example look at Valmont in Boulder. This park is utilized year round& people come from out of state& other areas to use. Bikes have become more popular in the past years and it would be great to have the cities support to build a park.

Cwoodmp about 1 year ago

Citywide composting and ability to receive completed compost if using the service. This could also be useful in the implementation of community gardens.

Katherine.isaacson about 1 year ago

Make it easier for the residents of Fort Collins to learn about opportunities like these to offer feedback on things the city is doing.

Salty_Drafter about 1 year ago

Provide additional resources to the homeless community. This includes making sure that during the colder months they have a safe place to sleep like they did during Covid. Allow them to set up tents in designated spots. Additionally the city needs to insure that not a single kid ever goes hungry. This means creating a summer and after school program that targets the most vulnerable individuals. This should not fall onto the shoulders of non-profit organizations. Also, continue rapidly installing Connexion and making sure the lower income neighborhoods are at the top of the list. Do not spend a single dollar on the Hughes property. Also, continue to stick to the Parks & Trails master plan and don't speed up the development of those trails just because all the people buying the brand new homes are crying the loudest.

iamthemovie411 about 1 year ago

Abolish U+2 and institute rent control. It is impossible to find housing that is affordable.

Salty_Drafter about 1 year ago

Abolish U+2. There’s no reason a house with 4 bedrooms can’t house 4 u related people. This policy seems to have only been put in place to force college students into more expensive housing.

Meghand5 about 1 year ago

It would be nice if the parks department would re-allow ice fishing city lakes and ponds, even if just at specific bodies of water. Recently insurance was renewed and a decision was made to effectively institute a ban on ice fishing city-wide. This has made it so there's no way to enjoy fishing in the city during the winter.

amsh about 1 year ago

Build bike paths to the newer developments on the Northeast side of town. We cannot bike safely on Mulberry, Vine, or Timberline.

nshah about 1 year ago

Connecting SE FoCo to the bike trail system! Currently, the only options are to be on Timberline, Trilby, or Harmony OR to carry your bike over the railroad tracks. With the speed and high traffic all of these options are unsafe. There is a growing number of families in SE FoCo who would
like to safely use the bike trail system, so this should be a priority.

mcmeeking about 1 year ago

Remove certain factors that are restricting housing supply, such as repealing U+2, allowing by-right construction of the next level of density (single family to du/tri/quadplex, quadplex to small apartments), and removing lot size restrictions on carriage house construction for all residential areas.

ncoffman about 1 year ago

Connecting the southeast to the amazing trail system.
Trilby is dangerous for families or any cyclist/runner. Harmony is unsafe for families. Ziegler is unsafe for families too.

If you live south of harmony and east of lemay, you have zero connection.

lewill13 about 1 year ago

City-wide compost program! Make composting mandatory (for single- and multi-family residences as well as businesses) and provide everyone with the materials and education (like with the city-wide recycling program).

anniekrieg about 1 year ago

Allocate adequate funding for construction of a grade-separated crossing at Harmony and completion of the missing section of the Power Trail. This is a glaring hole in the city’s trail infrastructure that should have been completed a decade ago.

jpaschke about 1 year ago

We need more bike trails. There should be connections between every major neighborhood that don't require riding on major streets. Example: we should connect the Dry Creek and Mosaic to downtown neighborhoods with a bike trail across the airway.

Wmcperry about 1 year ago

More affordable housing. The average Coloradoan cannot afford a home in their own state. Between cost of living, inflation, and supply/ demand, there needs to be a bigger effort to support affordable housing.

Gracemcp about 1 year ago

I would like to see multi-modal transportation, especially bicycling and transit, funded adequately to match the city's goals vs. the level of ongoing funding that occurs toward single occupant vehicles as, arguably, the ongoing priority for the city. The status quo feels as though big talk (20% mode share goal that is nowhere near being met) but funding that simply doesn't align with this goal nor related goals around climate action. Primarily what is being supported and therefore what we are getting and experience out there are more cars, higher speeds, and with growing interactions between users, more risk to the most vulnerable. Let's stop going backwards and step-function-step-up to make progress in the right direction.

Kevin Krause about 1 year ago

Provide gainful employment and 24/7 housing to homeless. Prohibit panhandling downtown and on street corners. Employ homeless to contribute labor to their housing and meals. Be more assertive in providing services such as food stamps, medicaid, rental assistance, and disability if applicable.

TJF2021 about 1 year ago

Publish all city communications only in the common language, English. Not only will this save translation and printing expenses, it will make voluminous city communications easier for citizens to scan through to find the information that is most important to them while unifying the population by enabling them to communication bettter among each other. With the frequent switching of languages in this website, I have difficulty finding what I need and why should the preference (not need) of less than 2% of the population force this on me.

PeterMOneill about 1 year ago