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City Budget

Budget calendar

FY 2014-15 (dates subject to change)

January 2014

  • Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Kickoff Meeting
  • General Fund Ten-Year Forecast is updated
  • Budget policies are set
  • Capital project submittals prepared by departments
  • Operating Budget Kickoff with Budget Preparers

February 2014

  • CIP Committee reviews projects
  • Departments prepare their Operating Budgets

March 2014

  • Development projections updated for estimating CIP revenues
  • Departments submit Operating Budget requests to Finance Department
  • Finance Dept. analyzes and compiles the Operating Budget submittals
  • CIP funding analysis and 15 year expenditure plan updated
  • Review Capital Budget with City Manager

April 2014

  • Finalize Capital Budget with City Manager
  • Review Operating Budget with City Manager

May 2014

  • Finalize Operating Budget with City Manager
  • Preliminary Operating and Capital Budget is sent to the printer
  • CIP Budget Workshop: May 20 City Council Meeting

June 2014

  • Operating Budget Workshop: June 3 City Council Meeting.
  • Citizens' Budget Workshop: June 5 1635 Faraday Ave. at 6pm
  • City Council adopts final budget, including: Operating Budget, Capital Improvement Program and Annual Spending Limitation: June 17 City Council Meeting

Citizens' Budget Workshop

This annual informal presentation is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the budget process.  The City of Carlsbad staff will be available to answer questions and listen to comments about the city's proposed budget. 


                                    When:  Thursday, June 5, 2014

                                    Time:    6:00 p.m.

                                    Where:  1635 Faraday Ave.


Budget documents
FY 2013-14

FY 2013-14 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program (This is a very large document and may take several minutes to download)


Capital Improvement Program Appendix
FY 2012-13

2012-13 CIP Technical Appendix


Contact Information

Finance Department
760-602-8553 fax

1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

General Information

Business hours
Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m