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How is the City's budget developed?

Answer

The City’s fiscal year is the same as the calendar year and runs from January 1st through December 31st. State law requires, under either mayoral or city manager form of government, that the annual proposed budget be presented to the City Council by December 1st of the current year, and requires that the City Council approve a budget by February 1st of the budget year. These requirements drive the deadlines and timelines for the operating budget process.