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What is the difference between the capital budget and the operating budget?

Answer

The capital budget, or capital improvement plan, is an appropriation of bonds or operating revenue for improvements to city facilities that may include buildings, parks, streets, trails and water and sewer lines. The operating budget covers the costs of the city’s day-to-day operations, such as employee salaries, supplies, and contracts.