An annual budget is the single most important financial responsibility of a local government. The City Charter and The Texas Local Government Code require that an annual budget be adopted. The following is a list of several important functions of a budget:
Sets goals and formulates a plan to achieve them
Establishes priorities in the selection of city programs
Determines the level of taxation necessary to finance city programs
Estimates the city's income and expenditures
Serves as a control tool for using the city's resources
Provides the public a written document, which plainly describes activities and expenditures that will be undertaken during the next fiscal year
Serves as a short- and long-term planning tool
The Approved Operating Budget (PDF) is available for download. This is a larger file, so be patient as it loads on your computer. Thank you.
If you have questions or concerns about budgeting, you may contact the Finance Director at (806) 995-3547.