Budget ProcessThe City Council and Mayor adopt an annual budget and some budget amendments throughout the year. To prepare the annual budget, the Mayor works with the various City departments to draft a proposed budget.
The Mayor officially presents the recommended budget for the fiscal year of July 1 – June 30 to the Council at the end of April or beginning of May.
The City Council holds several public discussions before adopting a final budget. Public hearings are also held to give residents and business owners a chance to weigh-in.
By mid-June, the City Council will have changes to the Mayor’s proposed budget based on resident feedback and Council priorities.
The Council will adopt the final budget in June, unless a tax increase is proposed to meet budgetary requirements. If a tax increase is considered, the Council will adopt a tentative budget in June and the final budget in early August.
Budget Information by Department
Each year, the Council meets with the directors of each department to discuss their upcoming budget proposals. These discussions are open to the public and typically take place in a series of work sessions throughout the month of May. The information gathered in these meetings help the Council better understand the proposed budget and make decisions that are more informed. Budget information for each department can be viewed by clicking on the links to the left.