Beginning in February, each department is provided with a budget calendar, information packet and various Finance prepared data. Departments submit proposed revenues and expenditures for the upcoming fiscal year based on service levels and activity goals.
The City Manager formulates specific recommendations after evaluting departmental budget submissions in light of revenue projections and the anticipated reserve levels.
This process is completed in May when the Recommended Budget is presented to the Council Members at a City Council meeting. Following a City Budget Open House, City Council public hearing and a Council budget workshop, the budget is then adopted by the City Council.