The Budget and Management Division serves as the City's executive budget office. Its responsibilities include development of the annual Executive Budget; implementation of the adopted budget; management analysis of City operations; and development and analysis of fiscal policy and legislative proposals.
Two strategic objectives guide the work of the Budget and Management Division:
- Ensuring the provision of mission critical city services through annual budgets that limit the impact of tax levy and municipal service charge changes on the typical residential property to 3% or less a year.
- Managing long term obligations such as infrastructure, borrowing authorizations, and pension benefits in a manner that stabilizes ongoing funding requirements.
The Budget and Management Division is part of the Mayor’s cabinet structure. However, the Division works in a cooperative fashion with the Common Council and its committees in order to develop a sustainable fiscal environment for the City.