Vision

We will be the primary City agency that coordinates and manages the annual and long term financial planning processes in a manner that facilitates the best decision making of the allocation of resources City-wide.

Mission

We will be the trusted and unbiased facilitator for the exchange of information among elected officials, City departments and the public to allow them to make the best decisions possible; insure that all legal requirements and policy directives regarding the City budget are met; make recommendations for controlling costs, allocating resources and enhancing revenues; prepare presentations and other materials used to explain the City budget.

Strategic Goals

  • Educate Budget office customers and ourselves about current and future budget issues, including legal requirements.
  • Construct and maintain a budget process that meets the needs of our customers.
  • Participate in implementation of the new financial system to ensure that weaknesses of the old system are corrected and the new system is utilized to maximum advantage.
  • Prepare quality materials to present the budget to the media, public, and City Council to enhance the likelihood of those groups supporting the budget.
  • Make accurate and supportable revenue estimates.
  • Identify and research acceptable alternatives for controlling costs and enhancing revenues.
  • Actively recruit qualified minority and physically challenged individuals when openings occur within the Budget Division.