The City Council annually adopts a budget that outlines projected revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year. The Budget acts as an Annual Operating Plan as it outlines and ties financial resources to programs and services for the fiscal year which begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th. Budgets are developed and administered per the requirements of Chapter 102 of the Texas Local Government Code and Article 8 of the City Charter.
The Annual Budget puts into action the Strategic Planning elements adopted by the City Council such as the Capital Improvements Plan and the Departmental Service Plans. Each year the City Council adopts a Strategic Planning and Execution Guide (PDF) that outlines the City's priorities for the fiscal year.