The budget process begins in July of each year. Each department is responsible for a five year capital plan and a one year operating budget. The requested amounts are accompanied by justifications and explanations of variances from historical information.
The Finance Department compiles all of this information and presents the five year capital plan and one year operating budgets to the City Manager (CM). The CM makes revisions or recommendations based on monetary constraints, the City’s Vision Statement, Mission Plan and Strategic Plan.
The revised budgets are presented to Mayor and Council by October 31st of each year. Once the Mayor and Council approve the budgets, the public hearing is held and the final action is taken at the December Council meeting.
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