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Kari Carlson, CPFO

Budget Manager

City budget


Understanding your proposed property tax statement

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Budget discussions at City Council meetings

Budget information sessions

2022 Information Session from October 20, 2021

Presentation Slides: October_2022_Budget_Information_Sessions

There were two opportunities in October for the public to participate in 2022 Budget Information Sessions / Roundtable discussions. Thank you to those who attended and participated in the discussions.

2022 Information Session from August 3, 2021

Presentation Slides: August_2021-2022_Budget_Public_Information_Sessions
Thank you to those who stopped by during the Midweek Music and Market at Civic Plaza for an in-person information session on August 11, 2021.

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.