2017 - 2018 Budget Process

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Responsible Government begins with a clear and transparent budget process.

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Proposed Budget Emphasizes Building Financial Resiliency
City Manager Allen Bogard recently submitted to City Council a proposed $231 million budget for fiscal year 2018, which begins Oct. 1, 2017.

Proposed Budget - Quick Facts

  • $231.0 million - proposed budget for fiscal year 2018
  • Focus is to maintain the City’s high quality services
  • Implementation of Annexation Budget - Which is not funded by Property Tax, rather it is funded by a dedicated revenue source - Debt Reduction Funds set aside by the districts for the purpose of annexation
  • Water and wastewater rates unchanged for a seventh consecutive year
  • Residential solid waste and recycling costs will increase 45 cents per month
  • Funding of a workforce of 798.5 full-time employees

Budget Workshops


A series of workshops touching on budget specifics will be held at City Hall (Cane Room) from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the month of August.

  • General Fund - August 3
  • Property Tax and Debt Service - August 10
  • Enterprise Funds - Utility, Surface Water, Airport, Solid Waste - August 17
  • Capital Projects/Five Year CIP - August 24
  • Other Funds, Compensation and Benefits, Tourism, Corporations - August 31

Proposed Budget Presentation


In the face of declining revenues, the city is taking measures to ensure financial resiliency and plan for the future.