Rapid City residents asked to complete budget survey

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Rapid City officials are asking residents to weigh in on budget priorities. A survey will be available on the https://www.rcgov.org " target="_blank"> Rapid City government website beginning Nov. 14.

The survey will ask for input on several topics such as how participants would use $1,000 in tax money for City services and how they would rank the city’s seven strategic goals from most important to least important. Participants will also be asked about options the city council should consider when attempting to balance the budget, such as increasing taxes or fees, cutting services or making services private.

“Budget reform requires the input of those providing the funds,” said Mayor Steve Allender. “Asking citizens for their opinions is an important part of prioritizing services.”

In addition to the online survey, the city will send 3,000 paper surveys to Rapid City residents, distributed equally among the five wards. The deadline for submitting a survey is Dec. 22.

For more information, email budget@rcgov.org or call the Rapid City Mayor’s Office at 605-721-2457.