The city budget is its annual plan for providing services to its citizens within the fiscal restraints of limited resources. The city structures its financial plan with a responsible, long-term management perspective to attain the overall goal of ensuring an ongoing capacity to provide quality public services to our residents and businesses at a reasonable price.

Managing the city's budget protects its piggy bank.The city follows an open, public process to review and adopt its annual budget and welcomes citizen input. The various city departments prepare their budget requests in June, which are then submitted to the city manager and finance director in July. After review by the city manager and finance director, budget requests are submitted to council for review in a study session in August. In September the city council adopts a preliminary budget and tax levy. In November the preliminary budget is reviewed in detail by city council, with adoption of the final budget and tax levy in December.

2015 budget