For the fifth consecutive year since first seeking a rating from S&P in 2017, the City earned the organization’s highest AAA rating. Moody’s assigned an Aaa rating, which Dublin has held since 2004, and Fitch assigned an AAA rating, which Dublin has held since 2001.
“Dublin’s financial position is likely to remain very healthy given its robust operating fund balance and liquidity, broad income tax base, and capable budgetary management. The city has posted two consecutive general fund surpluses, including adding $9.4 million to its year-end fund balance in fiscal 2020.,” said Moody’s Investors Service in a statement.
The agencies recognized the City’s affluent and growing tax base, conservative budgeting, strong and proactive management team and robust operating fund balance as proof of Dublin’s financial stability.
Bond ratings are an essential component used to determine an entity’s creditworthiness. They provide a widely accepted measure for investors to evaluate an issuer. These high ratings will ascertain that the City pays the lowest borrowing costs possible when issuing debt.
The City of Dublin earned the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada(GFOA) 2020 Triple Crown Award which recognizes governments that have received GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award, and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award within the same fiscal year.
The City of Dublin is one of just 317 governments to receive the Triple Crown for Fiscal Year 2020.
According to the GFOA, the Triple Crown designation represents a significant achievement in which each entity must meet the high standards of all three separate award programs that each recognize governments for producing reports which communicate their financial stories in a transparent manner and meet applicable standards.
“This is an incredible honor for the City. We are committed to transparency and accountability across City operations, and this award is a respected validation of our efforts to share information about our fiscal health on behalf of our residents and business community,” says City of Dublin Director of Finance Matt Stiffler.
The three awards included in the Triple Crown honor are:
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for year ended December 31, 2019 includes financial statements and other financial and statistical data which conforms to generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP) and in conformance with standards of financial reporting as established by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
The report consists of three sections: the Introductory Section, the Financial Section, and the Statistical Section.
This section provides an overview and summary of the City’s finances, economic prospects and achievements. Also included is the City’s organization chart, a list of principal officials, and the Certificate of Achievement, if awarded, for the prior year’s report.
This section includes the Independent Auditors’ Report, Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A), Basic Financial Statements, Required Supplementary Information (RSI), and various other combining and individual fund financial statements and schedules.
This section includes tables of unaudited data depicting financial, economic and demographic history for the City over the last ten years, where available. It has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of GASB Statement No. 44, Economic Condition reporting: The Statistical Section.
The City of Dublin’s Finance Department is pleased to present the City’s Popular Annual Financial Report for fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. This report provides transparency about where City revenues come from and how they are being spent. Additionally, we have highlighted some of the economic development activity and capital improvements that occurred during 2018.
The financial information for this report originates from the City of Dublin Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report consists of 266 pages of detailed financial statements, notes and schedules as well as detailed statistical information. The report was prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and audited by the Auditor of the State of Ohio. The City received an unmodified opinion on the audit, which means that no significant deficiencies were identified.
The City of Dublin’s PAFR is unaudited and presented on a GAAP basis unless otherwise noted. The purpose of the Popular Financial Report is to provide summarized financial data as a means of increasing awareness and knowledge of the operations of the City. We believe our citizens deserve transparency when it comes to their tax dollars. This report is designed to help you gain a better understanding of the City’s resources and how we put your tax dollars to use.
There are many reasons to make Dublin, Ohio your home. According to the City’s community survey, the top three reasons residents choose to live in Dublin are quality of life of life, services and schools. These attributes are made possible through funding provided by both income and property taxes.
As a Dublin resident, you may have questions about the sources of the City’s revenue and how your tax dollars are spent. We hope this brochure will provide you with a better understanding of your taxes.
In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.
JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.
The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.
We are and always have been a proud local democracy. In our service, we strive to provide the best quality of life and environment in which our residents and businesses can thrive. We seek to ally our proud traditions with the best innovations of the future.
Dublin, Ohio, is the most sustainable, connected and resilient global city of choice.
Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude & Dedication to Service.
The City of Dublin operates under a set of seven key core values: integrity, respect, communication, teamwork, accountability, positive attitude and dedication to service. Staff members use these seven values as the basis for daily decision-making, including the decisions that go into the budget process.
We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.
The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.
This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.
The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.
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