The City of Gahanna is committed to fiscal accountability and transparency with its budgetary and financial information. The following documents are provided online for resident and stakeholder reference. Any questions about the information contained within these publications can be directed to Finance Director, Joann Bury.
Other Financial Documents & Policies
Quarterly Financial &Performance Measurement Dashboard
The City of Gahanna is committed to fiscal accountability and transparency with its financial information. On a quarterly basis, the City will publish its updated performance measurement dashboard for resident and stakeholder reference.
Q3 2015 Performance Measurement Dashboard Q3 2014 Performance Measurement Dashboard
Q2 2015 Performance Measurement Dashboard Q2 2014 Performance Measurement Dashboard
Q4 2014 Performance Measurement Dashboard Q1 2014 Performance Measurement Dashboard
2015 Year-End Report
The City of Gahanna is required by Ohio Rev. Code 5705 to adopt an appropriation ordinance on or about the first day of each fiscal year. This appropriation ordinance controls expenditures at the fund and department level (the legal level of control). The appropriations may be amended or supplemented by Council during the year as required, by action of council. The appropriation ordinance sets spending limitations within each fund and department by category: salaries & benefits, operating expenditures, and capital outlay.
2016 Proposed Budget 2013 Adopted Budget 2010 Adopted Budget
2015 Proposed Budget 2012 Adopted Budget
2014 Adopted Budget 2011 Adopted Budget
Capital Needs Assessment
The Capital Needs Assessment is a critical component of the City's long-term financial management and forecasting process. By identifying needed improvements over a five-year time horizon, City staff and officials can work to prioritize projects and initiatives, allocate available funding and identify potential partners and outside funding resources.
2016-2020 Capital Needs Assessment 2014-2018 Capital Needs Assessment
2015-2019 Capital Needs Assessment 2013-2017 Capital Needs Assessment
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is a thorough and detailed presentation of the City's financial condition. It reports on the City's activities and balances for each year. The CAFR is presented in three sections: the introductory section, financial section, and statistical section.
2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Audited Financial Statements
The Annual Financial Statements are a detailed presentation of the City's financial position and activities for the fiscal year. Gahanna's Annual Financial Statements are audited annually in accordance with Ohio Revised Code. Links to the most recent Audited and Financial Statements are provided below and within the City's CAFR's, and earlier reports can be found on the Ohio Auditor of State's website.
2012 Audited Financial Statements 2009 Audited Financial Statements
2011 Audited Financial Statements
2010 Audited Financial Statements
City Debt Policy City Investment Policy
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Awards
The GFOA established the Distinguished Budget Awards Program
in 1984 to encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality that reflect both the guideline established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOA's best practices on budgeting, then recognizing governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
The GFOA established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program
in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to award individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.