The city budget is prepared by Administration / Finance and approved by the City Council. The goal of the city budget is to evaluate and direct city departments by helping them make successful decisions in resource allocation, program evaluations, financial management, and long-range planning. The city budget is available online after City Council approval.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports are produced to provide the mayor, City Council, city staff, citizens, bondholders, and the general public with useful information about the city's operations and financial position. These reports are prepared in accordance with standards prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB), the Government Finance Officer Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA), and other rule-making bodies. The city is responsible for the accuracy, completeness, and fairness of the data presented.