A budget serves as a financial plan for the City. It shows proposed spending and revenue in broad categories by department or by account type. The Finance Department administers the annual operating and capital spending plan and monitors compliance during the fiscal year.
Each year, the City Manager and City staff put together a financial plan for the following fiscal year. The planning ensures the City's ability to meet the needs of the community. To be effective, the City direct resources to those areas most essential to the community's well being.