How does the budget process work?
Every year city staff and elected officials work together to make the annual budget. The city’s budget follows the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. Staff begins preparing budgets about 6 months before the end of the year, and the City Council holds public budget meetings starting in the fall. Citizens are encouraged to participate. Visit the city’s website during October for more information.

By Charter, the City Council must vote to adopt the budget by ordinance before January 1. Adopting the budget preauthorizes staff to spend money as described in that year’s budget.

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1. What is the budget?
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