Budget Responsibilities

The Budget section of the Finance Department is responsible for:

1. Preparation and execution of the Annual City Budget and 5-Year Capital Improvements Program by:

  • Assisting managers and staff in the preparation of their budget submissions
  • Reviewing and analyzing department submissions and making recommendations to senior management
  • Estimating and verifying all City revenues
  • Preparing a proposed budget for City Commission review at public workshops and budget hearings
  • Assuring all requirements are met for Florida Statutes Truth in Millage (TRIM)
  • Preparing and distributing the adopted Annual City Budget and 5-Year Capital Improvements Program books

2. Safeguarding taxpayer funds by:

  • Assuring compliance with provisions of the City Budget Code
  • Assisting managers and staff in the ongoing monitoring and management of their budgets
  • Ensuring that manpower levels, salaries, and request for changes are within budget parameters
  • Reviewing capital expenditure purchase requests
  • Reviewing City Commission agenda items for financial impact on the budget

3. Disseminating budget information:

  • Providing monthly budget and project status reports to management and staff
  • Responding to requests for information from the public, press, and outside entities

Budget Documents