The City's Adopted Budget is a legal document that gives the City authority to appropriate and expend public funds based on the policies, goals and service levels determined by City Council.

Each fund in the Annual Budget is balanced, as required by the Centennial Home Rule Charter and the Colorado Local Government Budget Law. The focus of the budget document is to operate the City as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Budget Process

The budget process is an ongoing effort of strategic planning, monitoring of revenues and expenditures, Budget Committee review and Council allocation of resources. The City Manager presents a recommended budget to the City Council and citizens as a funding plan. City Council adopts the annual budget and appropriates funds by December 15th annually, as outlined in the City's Home Rule Charter.

Throughout the year, Staff monitors expenditures and revenues to identify needed amendments or changes from the adopted budget. If the need arises to revise the budget, City staff works with Council through workshops, supplemental budget appropriations, policy dialogues and Budget Committee meetings.

The proposed budget is a matter of public record and is open to the public for inspection. One public hearing on the proposed budget, and amendments as necessary to the current year's adopted budget, occurs each year. Appropriate notice (at least seven days in advance) of the time and place of the hearing is placed in a newspaper of general circulation.

View the 2019 Adopted Budget and archived budgets.

View the 2019 Revenue Manual

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