If you are interested in seeing the budget for the current fiscal year or in reading the financial audit, you may go to the website of the Accountability website and find the information there. You may also come to the office and ask to see the documents.
Richmond City's fiscal year runs from July 1st through June 30th. The council discusses the upcoming budget each year in April; a public hearing is held in May for input. In June, the budget is adopted by resolution at a city council meeting.
Utah has a website dedicated to the transparency and accountability of government finances. Richmond posts its budgetary transactions there.
2018 State of the City - Budget & Property Tax
The last time property taxes were adjusted was around 1978; the 1980 population was 1,705. With the growth in the city (population, infrastructure, emergency services) comes the need for increased services provided by the city. Expenses have increased over several decades while revenue has stayed the same.
The following excerpt was taken from the State of the City address on February 22nd. It gives an overview of why the council is looking at the possibility of raising property taxes, what revenue streams make up the city budget, and more.
Numerous opportunities exist for you to give your feedback to any proposal to raise property tax. Keep informed by attending council meetings or reading the minutes. Agendas and meeting minutes are posted at the city office, the library, and the post office as well as submitted to the Herald Journal for publication. In addition, they can be found here and on the Utah Public Meeting Notice website.