The City Council must adopt a budget by June 30th of each year for the subsequent fiscal year that begins on July 1st. In order to meet that deadline, the Finance Department initiates the budget process in January of each year by issuing budget instructions to the City departments. Finance staff prepare revenue and expenditure estimates based on the input from the other departments. The City Manager then reviews individual departmental requests, prioritizes activities based on City Council policy, and makes adjustments accordingly. At the conclusion of this process, the Finance staff prepares the preliminary budget and submits it to the City Council for review and to receive public input in the Spring. The City Council adopts the final budget by the end of June.
Budget and Other Financial Documents