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Budget Process



Preparation

In February, each department is given guidance and information in preparing the next fiscal year's budget. A calendar is established covering budget preparation through budget adoption by the City Council.

In February, the Development Services Director leads the update of the City of Turlock's Five-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and the Five-Year Equipment Replacement Program to provide a tool for the departments in budgeting for the purchase of critical equipment and funding of Capital Projects.

Priorities and Allocation

Departments use the Strategic Plan to provide an effective means to determine priorities and allocation of their resources to meet their plan's goals.

Once a Department sets their priorities for the budget year, they identify the corresponding resource requirements for the budget years.

The Budget Subcomittee

The Budget Subcommittee, comprised of the Mayor and one Councilmember, meets with each Division Director, the City Manager, the Administrative Services Director and Finance staff for a line by line review of their budget.

The Subcommittee presents budget recommendations in Budget workshops to reflect the City Council's commitment to delivering efficient services and spending the City's tax dollars wisely.

Submit to Council

As detailed in the Turlock Municipal Code 2-4-207, the City Manager submits a preliminary consolidated municipal budget to the Council before June 15 of each year with his recommendations as to such changes which he deems advisable.

For more information or questions about the City budget, please contact:

Administrative Services
156 S. Broadway, Ste. 110
Turlock, CA 95380-5454
(209) 668-6072
jburke@turlock.ca.us
Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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