City Goals

The City of Edina has four ongoing budget goals: 

  1. Strong Foundation: Maintain physical assets and infrastructure 
  2. Reliable Service: Maintain service levels that best meet community needs
  3. Livable City: Plan for connected and sustainable development 
  4. Better Together: Foster and inclusive and engaged community 

Plans & Strategy



The City Council and staff develop a two-year Budget Work Plan to coincide with the operating budget. The process begins with identifying the budget objectives, which help the City with its overall strategic plans.

From the budget objectives, City staff members develop a list of actions to take to reach each objective and the overall goal. Departments are assigned as responsible for reporting progress on each action. The reports are sent to the City Council quarterly. 

Learn More

Pages 21-24 of the Budget Book explain more about the Budget Work Plan process.