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Budget Workshop, 5/30

(NOTE NEW TIME/LOCATION) City staff will answer questions and take input on the proposed spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 during a workshop May 30 from 5 to 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at City Hall in the City Council Chamber and broadcast live on the city’s website and cable channel (Spectrum channel 24 and AT&T channel 99).  Questions and feedback will be provided to the City Council for its consideration prior to the final adoption of the budget, scheduled for June 13.

At a Glance 

  • The city’s budget planning process follows a fiscal year that runs July 1 through June 30.
  • The preliminary budget is presented in two parts: the “Capital Improvement Program” budget, covering major projects, and the operating budget, which covers day to day city services.
  • Each year city staff recommend spending plans based on available funding and city priorities.  City Council is scheduled to adopt the final budget June 13.


Budget Workshop 
May 30, 5 p.m.
City Council Chamber
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive 

The “preliminary operating budget” was presented to the City Council Tuesday, May 23. The operating budget covers day to day city spending on things like parks, libraries, police and fire. The Capital Improvements Program budget, which covers major projects and infrastructure, was presented May 9.

The budget planning process typically begins with an annual City Council goal setting workshop at the beginning of the calendar year. In setting goals, the City Council focuses on achieving the Carlsbad Community Vision, a set of nine core values developed through a two year public involvement process. Input from the city’s annual resident satisfaction survey and the city’s financial forecast also plays a role in setting budget priorities.   

For more information  
Helga Stover, 760-602-2429

City media contact 
Kristina Ray, 760-434-2957, kristina.ray@carlsbadca.gov

May 24, 2017