City Budget Process

This is the typical calendar for determining the budget for the following year.


  • City Manager meets with City Council to set parameters and goals for next year's budget


  • Budget worksheets are distributed to departments, completed and returned to finance department


  • Finance reviews and compiles budget summary
  • City Manager and Finance meet with departments to review budgets


  • City Council work sessions to review budgets


  • City Council adopts preliminary levy and budget
  • Proposed budget and levy certified to Hennepin County

September to November

  • Special revenue and enterprise budgets presented to City Council for review and approval


  • Truth in Taxation public hearing
  • Final budget approval and tax levy certification
  • Final levy certification to Hennepin County