How is the budget organized?
Understanding how the budget is organized provides important information about where money comes from and how it is spent. Revenues are organized by funds which keep money separate by specific purpose. For example, the general fund is the city's largest fund and it pays for the general operating costs of the government. Alternatively, the stormwater funds ensures that the money collected through stormwater sales tax will be used strictly for stormwater improvements.

Expenditures are organized by department and by detail that describes how money is spent. Expenditures tell citizens about the city's priorities because it shows where money is being spent. Some departments also have large budgets to pay off long-term debt.

View the city's budgets.

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1. What is the budget?
2. How is the budget organized?
3. How does the budget process work?