Budget Calendar

Month

Budget Activity

March

Plan and develop budget calendar for budget year.

April - May

Review budget goals and policies established by Mayor and City Council.

June

Complete budget instructions and distribute to city staff. Supplemental information prepared and distributed to departments for their use in developing line-item budgets.

Departments submit requests for new programs.

Prepare documents and coordinate revenue estimates.

Preparation of preliminary base budget.

July

Preparation of preliminary revenues and resources.

Administration review of new program requests, revenue estimates and base budgets.
August

Develop target budgets for departments.

Receive budgets from departments.

Council budget workshop – budget status and revenue forecasts.
September

Proposed budget balanced and budget document prepared.

October

Mayor’s message and proposed budget presented to City Council.

November

Public hearings on budget plan (appropriate public notice is provided).

December

Adoption of final budget.

January - March

Preparation of final budget document.