2013 Budget Development
During this budget process, Finance Director Cliff Craig regularly shares information to the City Council to prepare them for scheduled Budget Review meetings.
As described in The Budget Process, the budget development begins each Spring. The goal is to have a finalized budget ready to go to the City Council for its October 2, 2012 meeting. State law says the city must have a balanced budget in place by the end of December each fiscal year.
Citizens have shown a great interest in the budget development process and, as a matter of transparancy, we will be posting the most current information available to help citizens understand the budget development process.
Finance Director's Budget Memos to Council
July 19, 2012
I want to give you an update as to where we are right now in our budget process.
First, we have just begun setting up our "baseline" budgets for next year. It is largely starting out with a carryover of last year's budget less one time events, like equipment purchases, grant expenditures etc. Salary and Benefits have been updated to reflect current assignments, step progressions and benefit selections. Read more.
See Budget Comparison - Reflects budgets as originally adopted by the City Council
The "Puyallup Adjusted" and "Proposed Change" columns reflect the effect of eliminating all vacant positions as I mentioned to you last week.
Again, the department directors will have an opportunity to appeal this later, but this is what I expect to present to our Interim City Manager as a starting point in balancing the budget. He or she will need that head start, and can always recommend adding something back later. Read more.
City Manager Recommended Budget
The City Manager is required to submit a balanced recommended budget to the City Council by October 1. See the 2013 City Manager Recommended Budget.
*Update 2/22/13 - The City of Puyallup 2013 Adopted Budget is available