The budget process begins in April of each year. Each department is responsible for preparing its detailed, line-item budget. The requested amounts are accompanied by justifications and explanations of variances from historical information. Each department presents its detailed budget requests to the mayor
and City Council
during an annual budget workshop. This workshop is usually presented over two days. A balanced budget is adopted by the mayor and City Council in October of each year.
Please refer back to this page for updates and announcements on the City’s fiscal year 2012 budget process.