The budget is the culmination of about five months of work and consideration by many individuals. Beginning in March, City department directors are asked to prepare estimates of anticipated departmental revenues and expenditures for the coming year. During this period, the Administrative Services Director begins projecting major General Fund revenues for the ensuing 12 months and preparing the budget document for presentation.
By mid-March, Finance Staff will organize all requests into their proper funds and presents this draft budget to the City Manager to review and prepare the budget transmittal letter. By early May, the balanced proposed budget will be submitted to the City Council and posted on the City’s website. The City Council conducts budget workshops in May to gather additional information and public input. Staff will revise the budget based on direction from the Council during these workshops and present the final draft budget in June for additional public comment, as well as City Council consideration and adoption. The adopted budget, together with any required amendments, serves to guide city department expenditure levels and major activities throughout the year.
The City’s annual operating and capital budget is effective from July 1 to June 30. It is adopted before June 30 each year.
Questions regarding the document should be directed to the Administrative Services Director.