The City Council annually adopts a budget that outlines projected revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year. The Budget acts as an Annual Operating Plan since it outlines and ties financial resources to programs and services for the upcoming year. The City's fiscal year runs October 1 through September 30.
The Annual Budget puts into action the Strategic Planning elements adopted by the City Council such as the Capital Improvements Plan and the Departmental Service Plans. Each year the City Council adopts Annual Budget Priorities that help staff focus on priorities for the fiscal year.