How does the City spend your money? In order to make sure that the money coming into the City meets the services you need and expect the City provides, the budget process connects the allocation of funds to the City’s programs and objectives.
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The framework of the city budget was developed with the following basic purposes in mind. The budget
1. Establishes a Plan of Policy and Operation, which allocates resources of the City to achieve specific City goals and objectives and guides the City’s activities.
2. Facilitates the Evaluation of City Programs by providing a means to measurably examine the financial activities of the City departments over time.
3. Provides Management Information as a comprehensive recording of information relative to both the character and scope of City activity.
4. Establishes Financial Control through prioritization of programs/projects. The allocation of revenue to various activities allows policy officials to ensure legality, accuracy, and conformity to legislative and administrative objectives.
We try to balance the budget’s format in order to make it readable and understandable to you while providing sufficient detail to make it an active guide for the City’s departments, administration and Council as they carry out, evaluate and monitor programs. Each fund or department budget has a clear, concise description of each of the programs and goals/objectives that it’s to accomplish in that budget year.
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