Help kick off the City's annual budget process over breakfast. 

Join the City Council and staff for a light breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at City Hall, 410 E. Washington St. Meet and mingle with council members over coffee, juice, bagels and donuts. RSVP to the Facebook event.

The public is encouraged to stay for a budget overview provided by the City Manager’s Office to learn more about this year's budget and how it impacts Iowa City. 

Budget Sessions

The public is welcome to attend the following budget work sessions: 

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Emma J. Harvat Hall at City Hall 
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Emma J. Harvat Hall at City Hall 

These sessions are information presentations on City staff’s budget recommendations to the City Council. Formal public comment opportunities will occur later in January and February as budget deliberations advance.

Watch online

If you can't make it to breakfast, or either of the sessions, you can watch the morning portion of the Saturday meeting and the entire Wednesday meeting live online, replayed on City Channel 4 and archived at

Breakfast on a Budget graphic

Date of publication

Thursday, December 20, 2018