Budget

The City prepares a biennial budget during each even-numbered year for the following two-year fiscal period. Mid-biennium budget amendments are made each odd numbered year for the following fiscal year and are approved by Council. This provides an opportunity to make updates or adjustments if needed.

The budget document establishes the City’s priorities and serves as a:

  • Policy document
  • Financial plan
  • Operations guide
  • Communications device

2019–2020 City Budget Process

City staff presented the budget proposal to City Council on October 1, 2018 for the 2019–2020 biennium.

The proposed budget was developed by using information gathered through the City’s community survey, data collected throughout the year on service calls, and staff assessment on functions and services that meet community needs. A couple of key themes in the proposed 2019-2020 budget are:

  • Maintaining the City’s sound financial health
  • Addressing the structural imbalance and partial expiration of the annexation sales tax credit in 2020
  • Continuing to provide important City programs and services

During the budget process, residents will have the opportunity to communicate their funding priorities to the City Council.

Learn more about how you can tell City staff and Council what services and programs matter most to you by attending one of three community meetings or a public hearing on the budget (see below).

 Budget Calendar*

Community Meeting #1 September 20, 6–7:30 p.m.  Council Chambers, 400 SW 152nd St
City Council Meeting October 1, 7 p.m. Council Chambers, 400 SW 152nd St
City Council Meeting October 15, 7 p.m. Council Chambers, 400 SW 152nd St
City Council Meeting October 22, 7 p.m. Council Chambers, 400 SW 152nd St
Community Meeting #2 October 23, 6–7:30 p.m. Southern Heights Elementary, 11249 14th Ave S
City Council Meeting November 5, 7 p.m. Council Chambers, 400 SW 152nd St
Community Meeting #3 November 13, 6–7:30 p.m. Para Los Niños, 425 SW 144th St
City Council Meeting November 19, 7 p.m. Council Chambers, 400 SW 152nd St
City Council Meeting December 3, 7 p.m. Council Chambers, 400 SW 152nd St

*For detailed City Council Meeting Agendas, visit the online meeting center.

Download the 2019–2020 Budget Calendar (PDF).

Current Budget

2017–2018 Adopted Budget

Past Year Budgets