City Budget

The City budget is the financial plan for the City’s General Fund for the coming year. The General Fund covers the operating divisions that provide basic City services, such as police and fire service, street and park maintenance, planning, and zoning, to name a few. Preparation of a City budget is mandated by state statute.

How is the budget determined?

Wall of awards received by the Finance Department

Finance awards

The budget process matches estimated revenue with projected expenditures for that year. It also determines the General Fund Property Tax portion of the total City tax levy. The General Fund Property Tax is the primary revenue source of the General Fund. In any year, the total City tax levy also includes amounts in addition to that needed to operate the General Fund.