Budget

2021 Budget

Worthington City Council is considering the proposed 2021 Operating and Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Budgets. See the proposed budget documents, budget schedule, and budget presentations when they become available. Watch the video to learn more about the budget process and timeline for adoption. 

2021 Budget Schedule

View the city’s financial documents, including current & past annual budgets and monthly financial and income tax reports.


Balancing Act - Worthington's Online Budget Simulation Tool

You can try your hand at balancing Worthington's budget with the City's new online budget simulation tool, Balancing Act. Through Balancing Act, you can learn how the budget process works by making choices about how City dollars are spent. Through the simulation, you can see how those choices impact your ability to balance expenses with revenues. There are two simulations you can link to below, for the Operating Budget and the Capital Improvements Program. The annual Operating Budget contains spending on programs and services, as well as employee compensation and benefits. The Capital Improvements Program (CIP) is the City’s plan for equipment, infrastructure maintenance and improvements. We invite you to try each and submit your results and suggestions to the Worthington Finance Department. 

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Balancing Act Frequently Asked Questions.

Select the question and the answer will appear to the right.

  1. What is Balancing Act?
  2. Why have you added this new budget tool?
  3. I’ve submitted recommendations through the tool, what happens next?
  4. I’d like to learn more about the city’s finances and budget process, where can I find more information?
  5. I don’t want to use the tool, how can I still provide feedback?

The Balancing Act budget simulation tool allows you to adjust budgets for various city departments to align resources with the services that matter most to you.  The key is that you have to balance the city’s revenues and expenses – in the same way the city has to balance the budget each year before budget adoption. 

Resident's Guide to Understanding Taxes

As a Worthington resident, you may have questions about the sources of the City's revenue and how your tax dollars are spent.  

View the Resident's Guide to Understanding Taxes here.