Community Budget Hearings

2016 Community Budget Hearings​

On May 3, the City Manager presented the 2016-17 City Manager's Proposed Budget (PDF)​.  A vote by the City Council is scheduled for May 17. From March 28 through April 19, residents were invited to attend Community Budget Hearings (PDF) to provide input on the proposed budget.  Please see below to watch the Trial Budget video and hearing videos.  Download summary hearing minutes (PDF).  

City Manager's Trial Budget

A balanced Trial Budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17 was presented at the March 22 Policy Session. Download the City Manager’s Trial Budget (PDF).

Trial Budget Summary BookletTrial Budget Summary Booklet

This 28-page booklet contains both general and detailed information about the Trial Budget. It was available at the Community Budget Hearings. You may download the Trial Budget Summary Booklet (PDF).
En español Folleto de resumen del Presupuesto de Prueba (PDF).

Watch Trial Budget Video

Watch Trial Budget Video

Watch a 16-minute video presented at the Community Budget Hearings or Watch & Comment on YouTube. You may also watch videos from each hearing on the City's YouTube Channel.    


Important Budget Dates

March 22: City Manager presents Trial Budget
March 28 - April 19: Community Budget Hearings
May 3: City Manager presents Final Budget
May 17: City Council approves FY16/17 Budget
July 1: Budget goes into effect




Budget & Research

The Budget & Research Department is committed to helping residents understand how their tax dollars are allocated. We make information transparent and easy to understand. The community is invited to be involved in the budget process. Explore this site to learn more about the city's budget process, and how to participate.

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Five-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

The Preliminary Five-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP)(PDF) was presented on March 22. The five-year program totals $3.1 billion, with a $861 million program for 2016-17, representing significant city investment in infrastructure.


​Inventory of Programs

The Zero-Based Inventory of Programs budget document was created in response to the City Council’s request for a more transparent, relevant and detailed presentation of the City’s budget. The information facilitates a more informed and transparent review of costs for city programs. The Inventory of Programs (PDF) outlines costs, revenue, staffing levels, funding source, performance measures, and other key budget detail for the more than 400 programs citywide.

General Fund Revenue

For the most recent revenue update refer to the General Fun​d Revenue Report (PDF). For additional budget related documents refer to the Reports Section.​​

​Frequently Asked Questions



How much is budgeted for a city program?24 much is budgeted for a city program?
How much is spent on staffing costs?35 much is spent on staffing costs?
Where can I find detailed budget documents?37 can I find detailed budget documents?/budget/annualbudget
What is the definition of Preliminary Budget?40 is the definition of Preliminary Budget?/budget/glossary
How do I participate in the budget process?39 do I participate in the budget process?/calendar/budget

​Budget and Research Events



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