- Combined Annual Financial Report is finalized and put on the city’s website.
- City manager reviews capital improvement projects with departments.
- City manager develops budget guidelines for departments.
MARCH – APRIL
- Capital improvement projects draft prepared and given to Planning and Zoning Commission to review and comment.
- Council retreat: review year-end financials, strategic plan, and council-recommended topics.
- Departments prepare budget estimates for the current fiscal year and the next fiscal year.
- Council mini-retreat to review capital improvement projects draft, 6-month financial information, and budget issues for the next fiscal year.
- Additional revenue forecasting prepared.
- Budget staff reviews departmental budgets and meets with each department.
- City manager presents State of the City report.
- City manager meets with each department to review their budget estimates for the rest of this fiscal year and next year.
- Public hearing on the capital improvement projects for next year.
- City manager makes final budget decisions.
- Proposed budget document prepared and distributed to city council, press, employees, and the public.
AUGUST – SEPTEMBER
- Public hearings and work sessions held to review departmental budgets.
- Budget amendments prepared.
- Council adopts the budget at the second city council meeting in September.
- Adopted budget document and capital improvement projects document prepared.
- Fiscal year begins.
- Budget document and capital improvement projects document placed on the city’s website.
- NOVEMBER – JANUARY
- 10 Year Trend Manual prepared.
- External auditors perform audit of last year’s financial information.
- Departments identify new capital projects.
- Budget staff develops intragovernmental charges for next fiscal year.
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