The mission of the Department of Budget and Strategic Planning is to coordinate the development of City budgets and provide long-range planning to balance the needs and resources of the community. The department also maintains corporate budgetary financial control and provides financial management and research assistance.
Agency Overview -The Department of Budget and Strategic Planning monitors expenditures and revenues to ensure that the City is in alliance with its annual plan. It also provides recommendations and financial management strategies for the administration, departments, and agencies; directs the amendment of the budget and transfers of appropriations; and performs fiscal impact analysis as required. In addition, the department’s Management Analysts perform broader, cross-agency analyses that are more in depth and lengthy. The results of those analyses usually result in improved processes and efficiencies in external and internal service delivery. Staff also maintains the capital projects administrative procedures and oversees budgetary and financial reporting of the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The Grants unit oversees Citywide grant applications, ensures compliance with grant requirements, matching fund requirements, and the City’s comprehensive grants process. Assistance is also provided to agencies that do not have the capacity for writing and submitting grant proposals.
Other duties include the preparation and management of the City’s biennial fiscal plan along with compiling and publishing the City’s general fund budget and the five year Capital Improvement Plan. The Agency is also available to provide seminars on the City’s budget processes.
2011 Proposed Biennial Fiscal Plan