It is the responsibility of the Mayor and his budget officer to provide a budget to the City Council on or before the first regularly scheduled Council meeting in May. The City Council then makes any changes and adjustments. The tentative budget is then given to the public for comments, and adjustments may be made due to public input before final passage. We have scheduled June 21st for the course of the final budget. A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for June 14th at 7:00 p.m.
The purpose of the budget is to provide the City Council with a management tool that identifies, proposes, and implements the policies and goals of the City. The budget is a financial plan carried out by line item activity budgets, with the City Manager and department heads being responsible for implementing and meeting the goals of the Mayor and Council by using the resources provided to them in a manner that efficiently and effectively meets those goals.
The budget process allows for a time when the public has an opportunity to voice its opinion on how the City should use its resources. Hereafter is the proposed budget (labeled “Original Budget) for the fiscal year 2022/2023, the actual totals for the current fiscal (2022 Budget) year as compared with the budget, and the actual revenues and expenditures for the 2018/2019 and 2020/2021 fiscal years.