The City of Westminster officially adopted its first two-year budget with the adoption of the 2003-2004 budget. With the official adoption of a two-year budget, the budget development process will primarily occur during even-numbered years. For more information on the city's two-year budget, please see About Two-Year Budgeting.
The timeline below is a general overview; a more specific schedule may be found on the event calendar.
March or April
- City Council Strategic Planning Retreat
- First public meeting on budget to receive initial input from citizens
- Second public meeting on budget to receive initial input from citizens
- Review proposed operating budget priorities for year one with City Council
- Review proposed operating budget priorities for year two with City Council
- Review proposed CIP priorities with City Council
- Proposed budget document distributed to City Council and made available to the public
- Public hearing on proposed budget
- City Council budget retreat
- Budget adoption (the City Charter requires that the budget be adopted by the fourth Monday of October)
- City Council appropriates, by ordinance, the money needed for municipal purposes during the next fiscal year and sets the mill levy (property tax rate) for the next two years