Budget In Brief 2020 2021

The budget and management staff of OMB develops and administers the budget process as a sound basis for planning, decision-making, and managing control of City resources for the Mayor, City Council, department heads, and the public. The staff continually analyzes the revenues, appropriations, expenses, and encumbrances of all departments to develop clear financial reporting mechanisms of the status of resources which are used as management tools for city officials in the City’s ongoing effort to provide the public with effective, efficient, and responsive municipal services.

The OMB staff develops the City’s annual operating, debt service, and capital acquisition budgets within legal and prudent fiscal management requirements. In addition, the staff monitors expenditures throughout the fiscal year to ensure that all City departments remain within budget allocations and prepares monthly financial reports of the City’s comprehensive budgetary status including revenue and expenditure projections, income statements, cash flow analysis, and long term projections.

OMB also administers the compilation of the citizen survey which is conducted approximately every two years and is used to provide input to Mayor, Council, and Senior Management in directing resources and providing feedback regarding delivery of city services.