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Budget and Accounting

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Finance administration is responsible for maintaining fiscal policy, financial reporting, budget creation, and accounting. The Finance Department goal is to provide timely, accurate and relevant budgetary and financial information to our citizens and customers, establish strong internal controls in line with City policies, and assure compliance with established accounting standards. We pride ourselves on making current and historical financial information available and accessible.

Fiscal operations of the department are carried out in compliance with an established Investment Policy (PDF) and Financial Policy (PDF).

FY 2020-21 Budget
On May 26th, the Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 (link below) will be delivered to City Council along with a summary presentation during that meeting.



As part of the City's Budget process for the upcoming Fiscal Year (FY 2020-21), the City issued an online Budget Priorities Survey to gain a better understanding of the areas that the community would like the City to invest in as a factor to direct budget decisions. Members of the community were able to complete the online survey between January 7th and February 4th.

In addition, the City held a Budget Priorities Open House on January 28, 2020, at 6:00 PM at the Joslyn Community Center, where community members had the opportunity to learn more about the budget process and share their budget priorities for the future.

Materials presented at the Open House event can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

 Presentation  Agenda


Department Budget Area Handouts/Posters:

Management Services
Finance & Human Resources
Parks & Recreation
Police Department
Fire Department
Community Development
Public Works
Information Technology


Although the survey has closed and the Open House event has already occurred, any questions, comments, and suggestions may still be directed to the City's Budget Team by email 


The following budget meetings are tentatively scheduled to be all meetings held will be Live Streamed and Broadcast, unless otherwise noted:

 Budget Priorities Open House (Location: Joslyn Community Center)  January 28, 2020
 Proposed Budget Presentation (6 PM)  May 26, 2020
 Budget Discussion (8 AM)  May 28, 2020
 Budget Discussion (6 PM)  June 2, 2020
 Budget Discussion (8 AM) June 4, 2020 
 Budget Discussion (6 PM) (if needed) June 9, 2020 
 Public Hearing and Budget Adoption to occur on or before  June 30, 2020


FY 2019-20 Budget

The City Council adopted the FY 2019-20 Budget Addendum on June 4, 2019. A summary can be found in the Budget Snapshot.

 BUDGET ADDENDUM COVER  Budget Snapshot FY 2019-20  Adopted Budget

Additional information about the FY 2019-20 Budget is available on the 
FY 2019-20 Budget Development page. 

Questions and comments may be directed to the City's Budget Team by email

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