FAQ: When and how is the budget adopted?

The budget process usually begins in January and First Reading is around May. Council reviews and schedules budget hearings for people to express their concerns. Second Reading and Public Hearing are usually held at the same time. Once the budget meets the criteria of Council they will have Third Reading and approval. After the budget is approved the figures are carried to the new fiscal year which begins July 1st.

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