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- The most current budget is listed.
- Budgets are archived for 3 years.
- Administrative Officials
- Department heads are listed for each department.
- Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.
- Elected Officials
- Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
- The most recent audit is posted.
- Audits dating back to 2008 are available.
- Public Records
- Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
- Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.
- Permits and zoning
Total expenditures included in the FY 2012 budget were $203,017,346, down from nearly $229 million in FY 2011. While the operating budget increased slightly, the capital budget shrunk by approximately $30 million. Much of the capital budget's shrinking was due to the elimination of projects funded through Federal stimulus dollars. Debt service funding increased from $24.5 to $26 million. Personnel costs represent 80% of the general fund budget's expenditures. Approximately 78% of the City's general fund budget is funded via property taxes.
The City elects a ten member City Council. The City Council's responsibilities include setting City policy, approving the budget, and setting tax rates. Current members are:
The City's Mayor serves as its chief executive officer. The Mayor is responsible for approving or vetoing the actions taken by the City Council, presiding over City Council meetings, and appointing members of city boards and commissions. The current Mayor is Bill Gluba.
The chief administrative position is held by the City Administrator, similar to the City Manager. The City Administrator acts upon the policies set by the City Council and the Mayor, and coordinates the work of city departments. The Administrator also prepares an annual budget. The current City Administrator is Craig Malin, who was appointed in July, 2001.
City employees participate in the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System.
City contribution rates to the statewide fire and police pension system have risen dramatically, from 17% in 2010, to 19.9% in 2011, 24.76% in 2012. This has added nearly $1.75 million in costs to the City's budget.
The City's total property tax levy for FY 2012 was $15.53 per thousand dollars, which remained constant from the previous FY. It represents a decrease of $0.05 over FY 2010.
Transparency and public records
Public records requests with the City can be submitted online.
The city does not provide information on taxpayer funded lobbying efforts.
- Iowa on State Budget Solutions
- Davenport, Iowa Homepage
- City of Davenport Parks and Recreation
- Visit Quad Cities
- Downtown Davenport
- Quad-City Times
- City of Davenport, Budgets, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
- City of Davenport, Staff Directory, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
- City of Davenport, Elected Officials, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
- City of Davenport, Meeting Minutes, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
- City of Davenport, Meeting Agendas, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
- City of Davenport, Meeting Calendar, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
- City of Davenport, Meeting Videos, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
- City of Davenport, Audits, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
- City of Davenport, Bids, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
- City of Davenport, Contracts, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
- City of Davenport, Public Records, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
- City of Davenport, Public Records Request Form, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
- City of Davenport, Taxes, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
- City of Davenport, Lobbying, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
- City of Davenport, Zoning, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
- City of Davenport, Building Permit, Accessed: Jan 16, 2013
- FY 2012 Budget Document
- About the Mayor
- City Administrator
- About the City Administrator
- Request City public records