Welcome to the Johnson County Budget Simulator!
Over the past few years, Johnson County has experienced significant decline in revenue. Through sound fiscal management, increased organizational efficiencies, and the efforts of County employees, Johnson County has been able to reduce expenditures, without significantly reducing services to Johnson County residents.
In order to continue providing excellent public services, the Board of County Commissioners has asked for your help in identifying service priorities and expectations. The Johnson County Budget Simulator is designed to collect Community feedback by allowing citizens to step into the role of a member of the Board of County Commissioners.
How it works: The first tab of the simulator titled, Overall Impact, is an overview of the changes and will serve as your dashboard throughout the simulator process. In this section there is a pie chart showing the
percentage of the budget for each of the services, as well as the deficit and the amount for the services increased or decreased. You can also see the impact your changes have made to the property tax bill for the average Johnson County home, or you can enter your address and see the changes to your property tax bill as you make changes to each level of service.
After the first tab, the simulator has five program areas. The slider to the right of each service starts off
at “3” which is the current level of service (or “status quo”) being provided. You can move the slider to the left to indicate you would like to reduce the level of service, or to the right to indicate you would like to increase the level of service.
Within each program area, a chart displays the individual service percentage of the total program. If you move the slider for a service, you will notice the service size shrink or grow based on whether you increase or decrease the level of service. An example is shown to the left.
The simulator is designed to provide the Board with your input. You can choose to increase, decrease, or maintain services and through these selections give your input on whether taxes should be increased, decreased, or maintained at current levels.
To start the Johnson County Budget Simulator click the “Start” button below. The county values your feedback so please be sure to submit your recommendations by clicking the "Submit" button in the "Finish" section below.