Jefferson City, Missouri
Revenue by Source (in thousands):
|Revenue Source||2010||2011||2012||2011-2012 |
|Utility Business tax||7,250||8,896||9,018||1.4%|
Expenditures by Type (in thousands):
|Expenditure Type||2010||2011||2012||2011-2012 |
Expenditures by Function (in thousands):
|Expenditure Type||2010||2011||2012||Percent of |
|Parks & Rec||8,053||6,238||6,485||8.4%|
Each of the City's five wards has two representatives on the City Council, making the composition of the City Council ten members. Elections are held each year to elect one Council member from each of the five wards for a "staggered" two-year term. However, in some instances when a Council member resigns or a seat is left vacant due to the death of a Council member, it is possible to have both seats from a ward up for election on the same ballot. In that case, the person elected by the Council to serve out the remainder of the immediate Council year can then file to run at the next general election to serve the remainder of the successor's two-year term.
In April, 1993, the voters of the City approved an amendment to the City Charter which would limit the time a person is allowed to serve on the City Council to a total of eight years. Those eight years do not have to be consecutive. For instance, if a Council member resigns after serving a portion of the eight years, he or she may at a later date run for election to serve the remaining years of his or her allowable term.
City Council members not only serve on the City Council, but are also appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of the Council, to serve on several Council committees as well as liaisons to City boards and commissions.
|Ward 1||Bob Weber||2013|
|Ward 1||Mike Harvey||2012|
|Ward 2||Rich Koon||2012|
|Ward 2||Shawn Schulte||2013|
|Ward 3||Bob Scrivner||2012|
|Ward 3||Bryan Pope||2013|
|Ward 4||Bill Luebbert||2013|
|Ward 4||Carrie Carroll||2012|
|Ward 5||Dave Griffith||2012|
|Ward 5||Ralph Bray||2013|
A list of city departments can be found online.
Personnel costs increased by 2.4% from FY 2011 to FY 2012.
After six months of employment, employees that work more than 1,500 hours per year are enrolled in the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System. The city pays the entire cost of employee retirement benefits.
The city does not provide information on membership in any taxpayer funded lobbying associations.
Transparency & public records
The city charges 10 cents per copy for public records as allowed under Missouri's Sunshine Law. Records can be viewed without paying for copies, but fees may still apply for finding and collecting the records. All Sunshine Law requests are forwarded to the City Clerk's office.
The City Sales tax rate remains at 2 percent of taxable sales (1% General Fund, .5% Capital Improvement Funds and .5% Parks Fund.)
City Property tax rates are 55.61 cents per $100 assessed value (46 cents General Revenue and 9.61 cents Firemen’s Pension.) The Mayor and Council chose to eliminate last year’s property tax increase of 8 cents. The overall authorized tax ceiling or maximum allowable levy is $.6404. The current tax rates are 8.43 cents below our authorized rate.
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- Budget reports are available 
- Agendas  and minutes are available for City Council Meetings. 
- The Mayor and city council officials are posted, as well as contact information.
- Building permits and zoning details are provided.
- Jefferson City details the information on how citizens can access public records
- Tax information is available in the budget.
- Some administrative contact details are available on individual department webpages, but not all.
- Audit reports are available, but not up to date.
- Information on bids and proposals are available, but there is no information on awarded contracts.
- Lobbying information is not noted.
Portions of this article were taken from Wikipedia.
- Jefferson City official site
- Jefferson City Detailed Profile
- Jefferson Links
- Jefferson City Community Profile
- Jefferson City Information
- Budget Reports
- Mayor and City Council officials
- Bob Weber
- Mike Harvey
- Rich Koon
- Shawn Schulte
- Bob Scrivner
- Bryan Pope
- Bill Luebbert
- Carrie Carroll
- Ralph Bray
- Administrative Officials
- Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System
- Employee Benefits
- Public Records
- Councilor Contact Info
- City Code
- Audit reports
- Bids and Proposal