​​​Each year, the city’s budget is developed in conjunction with residents, the Mayor, City Council, City Manager and city employees. The result is a budget that closely matches the community's highest priorities each fiscal year. Here you’ll find information on the city’s budget, financial reports as well as other city reports and documents.

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Innovation and Efficiency Savings

In January 2010, the City Manager created an Innovation and Efficiency Task Force comprised of city staff and public members to explore, develop, and implement innovative processes that would result in a more efficient delivery of services and maximize the use of limited taxpayer dollars.  The goal of the task force was to identify $100 million in savings by December 2015.  The goal was achieved in June 2015.  While the task force no longer exists, the City remains committed to finding innovative, creative and efficient ways to continue providing critical services to residents at the lowest possible cost.  To date over $123 million in savings initiatives and process improvements have been identified.  A complete list of these items can be found in the Innovation and Efficiency Savings Report.

2015-16 and 2016-17 Budget Process​​

​​​Meeting DateDocument
​January 10, 2017​2017-18 Early Budget Status Update
​September 27, 2016​2015-16 General Fund Budget Results

May 17, 2016

May 3, 2016

March​ 22, 2016

March 22, 2016

February 23, 2016

February 23, 2016

February 4, 2016

December 15, 2015

September 22, 2015

May 28, 2015

May 19, 2015

May 5, 2015

April 7, 2015

March 24, 2015

February 24, 2015 

February 24, 2015

February 10, 2015

February 10, 2015 

December 9, 2014

September 23, 2014

Council Action on 2016-17 Budget

2016-17 City Manager's Proposed Budget

2016-17 City Manager's Trial Budget Overview

Preliminary Five-Year Capital Improvement Program

Five-Year Budget Forecast

Public Safety Funds Balancing Overview

Fiscal Transparency and Zero-Based Inventory of Programs Budget Document

2016-17 Early Budget Status

2014-15 General Fund Budget Results

Economic Indicators

Council Action on 2015-16 Budget

City Manager's Proposed Budget

Preliminary 5-Year Capital Improvement Program

2015-16 City Manager's Trial Budget

Public Safety Funds Forecast and Hiring Plan

2015-16 General Fund Status Update and Five-Year Forecast

Spending Limit Recommendations

Improving Transparency and Zero-Based Inventory of Programs Budget Document

Early Cost Reduction through Vacant Position Elimination

2013-14 General Fund Budget Results and 2014-15 General Fund Revenue Estimate

2016-17 Budget Development Documents​

Legal Budget Adoption

The City Charter and State Law require subsequent Notice of Public Hearings & 2016-17 Summary Schedules (PDF), advertising, and legal Council actions.  The schedule was as follows:

  • June 1:  Formal meeting:  public hearing, adoption of tentative budget ordinances and five-year capital improvement program resolution
  • June 15:  Formal meeting:  second public hearing and adoption of formal budget ordinances
  • July 1:  Formal meeting:  adoption of property tax levy ordinance


​ ​Watch a 16-minute video presented at the 2016 Community Budget Hearings (PDF) or Watch on YouTube.   Videos from each hearing are also on the City's YouTube Channel.  Summary minutes (PDF) of each hearing are also available for review.      

​Trial Budget Summary Booklet

The Trial Budget Summary Booklet in English (PDF) and (in español) Folleto de resumen del Presupuesto de Prueba (PDF) that summarizes the proposed 2016-17 budget are available to download.  Copies were distributed at community budget hearings.

​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.