The Finance Department is responsible for preparing the City's budget. The Finance Department develops the budget by working with the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, and department heads to determine the most efficient and effective distribution of funds manner to meet City priorities. The budget is approved and adopted by the City Council. The City's fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.
Budget Regulations & Policies
The adopted budget and any adopted amended budgets for any given fiscal year are provided by the Finance Department to ensure transparency in the distribution and use of City funds. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens so taxpayers can see exactly where their money is going. The Finance Department makes every effort to ensure the documents and other information presented are accurate, reliable, and current. The adopted budget is subject to revisions through proper amendments approved by the City Council during the course of a given fiscal year.
The revised Original Budget was developed with a proposed tax rate of $0.455 to increase capacity to service the City’s needs. The General Fund Budget has expected excess revenues over $1.1 million. The overall budget (which includes all Funds) is approximately $19.1 million.