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Contact Information

Contact Information

Kari Carlson, CPFO

Budget Manager

City budget


Community outreach

Throughout summer and fall 2022, the Budget Manager will be hosting information tables and seeking community feedback on the 2023 budget.

Budget in brief

The Budget in Brief is a 30 page summary of the Annual Budget Book. To read the Annual Budget Book in its entirety, please scroll to the section entitled "Budget books" further down the page.

Budget discussions at City Council meetings

Presentations on the 2023 budget process began in May 2022. The budget manager presented progress on the 2022 budget at several City Council meetings in late 2021.

Understanding your proposed property tax statement

About the City of Bloomington budget manager

  • Oversees the City's annual budget process which includes 30 individual funds. All budgets must be approved by the City Council by the end of the year. 
  • Assists departments with analysis of their current year budget requests as well as long-term financial modeling. 
  • Works closely with the city manager, assistant city manager and department heads to provide options to the City Council for funding programs, initiatives, and projects as well as identifying spending areas that can be reduced along with strategies to fund future capital projects and large equipment purchases. 
  • Files the preliminary and final property tax levy with Hennepin County
  • Compiles and submits annual reports to the Government Finance Officers Association
  • Submits annual reports to the Office of the State Auditor
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At your service: Budget Manager Kari Carlson

With a degree in accounting and a designation as a certified public finance officer, Kari Carlson knows and works with numbers—big numbers that affect the community in big ways.