Financial Accountability

Financial Matters

The City of Manistee is committed to the highest level of fiscal transparency, responsibility and accountability. The city achieves this through an open and inclusive budget process, extensive planning, regular financial updates, its annual strategic planning process and its annual financial audit. Additionally, city administration is always willing to discuss any financial matter of concern. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a question.

The city makes available a variety of information regarding its finances:


Most Recent Audit | View All


Most Recent Budget | View All

Capital Improvement Plans

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Retirement & OPEB Annual Reports 

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Dashboard, Citizen's Guide and Budget\Debt Summary

The City's Dashboard, Citizen's Guide and Budget\Debt Summary required by the State is now available:
Most Recent Dashboard, Citizen Guide, Budget and Debt Summary | View All 

City's Unfunded Liability Plan

The City's Unfunded Liability Plan required by the State is now available.

This initiative is part of Governor Snyder’s plan to reinvent local government. The state of Michigan is taking the lead in this by developing its own digital dashboard, which can be found online.

Transportation Employee Certification & Disclosure

The State requires an annual certification of compliance with MCL 247.668J also known as Section 18j of Public Act 51 of 1951 as amended.