Category: Finance Department News

Champaign City Council to Consider Strategies to Reduce Budget Due to COVID-19

City Council to Evaluate Options this Fall in Response to Historic Revenue Decline On September 8, 2020, the City Administration will review an updated financial forecast and present several recommendations to the City Council on how to proceed with reducing expenditures due to revenue losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Champaign has seen […]

Finance Department Licensing Updates

Finance Department Licensing Updates The Champaign Finance Department continues to process many City licenses even while the City Building remains closed to the public. Finance staff is proactive in providing enhanced communication with licensees via email, US postal service, and telephone. The City’s Business Portal website is also a valuable resource for City license information […]

City of Champaign Announces Virtual Bidding Process

In order to ensure bid openings for competitive bids remain open to the public in accordance with State law and City Code while abiding by COVID-19 guidelines, City bid openings will now be conducted in an electronic meeting format, similar to how Champaign City Council meetings are currently held. Prior to the closure of the […]

City of Champaign Remains Proactive in Addressing Budget Challenges

Fiscal Responsibility Today to Protect Our City’s Future CHAMPAIGN – Today the City of Champaign released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2020/21.  The FY 2020/21 proposed budget is balanced and provides the financial resources to maintain essential City services.  The proposed FY2020/21 budget theme is “Fiscal Responsibility Today to Protect Our City’s Future.”  City […]

City of Champaign Announces Changes for April 7 City Council Meeting, Board and Commission Meetings

On April 2, 2020, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-10 in accordance with Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order suspending certain requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.  The Mayor’s Emergency Order allows members of the City Council to conduct their April 7, 2020, Regular City Council Meeting through an electronic platform.  The […]

City of Champaign Temporarily Suspends Issuing Certain Licenses and Extends Payment Due Dates in Response to COVID-19

City of Champaign Temporarily Suspends Issuing Certain Licenses and Extends Payment Due Dates in Response to COVID-19 Because of the emergency safety measures being implemented by the City of Champaign to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and reduce public exposure, and in recognition that many of our local businesses may be facing financial […]

City of Champaign Temporarily Limits Public Access to City Facilities

City of Champaign Temporarily Limits Public Access to City Facilities We Are Still Open for Business and Happy to Assist You!   Effective immediately, the City of Champaign is temporarily limiting public access to the Champaign Police Department, Champaign Fire Stations, the City Building, and the Public Works Department. This decision is made in the […]

City of Champaign Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

CHAMPAIGN – The City of Champaign is proud to announce that for the 30th consecutive year it was awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).  The most recent award is for the City’s Fiscal Year 2019/20 Annual Budget.  This award demonstrates that the […]

City Receives Another Clean Audit Opinion

During the City Council meeting on January 28, 2020, the City’s independent auditor expressed the opinion that the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2018/19 fairly presents the financial position of the City in all material respects and in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S.  In other words, the […]