Community Budget Hearings


On May 17, the City Council approved the final 2016-17 City Manager's Proposed Budget (PDF), which provides a balanced budget, improves city services, and advances the hiring of police officers and firefighters.  Reflecting community input from 15 community budget hearings and more than 500 comments received, the budget includes an increase in property tax revenues to close the debt service gap, a 4.2% employee compensation restoration over three years (2.9% in set aside), and other service restorations and additions. 

The 2016-17 budget totals $3.96 billion citywide, including $1.22 billion in the General Fund.   On June 15, the City Council adopted the formal budget ordinances, and adopted the property tax levy ordinance on July 1.  

To review documents on the development of the 2016-17 budget, visit the Reports section

2016-17 Budget Books

The 2016-17 Summary Budget (PDF) and 2016-17 Detail Budget (PDF) books are now available.

Five-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

The 2016-21 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget book (PDF)  is now available.  The five-year capital improvement program totals $3.5 billion, with a $1.27 billion program for 2016-17, representing significant city investment in infrastructure.

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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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



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