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City Budget

The City of Carlsbad operates on a July to June fiscal year. The city budget has two main sections, the Operating Budget, which covers the day to day work of the city, like providing police and fire services, libraries, parks and recreation, and other core services, and the Capital Improvement Program, which covers major construction projects.

FY 2019-20 Preliminary Budget and Capital Improvement Program

Staff report and final budget presented for adoption June 18 
Staff report and preliminary budget presented May 21
Preliminary budget presented May 21 (flip book version)

FY 19-20 Budget Presentation 

Budget questions and answers, part one  
Budget questions and answers, part two  
Budget public input summary

FY 2018-19 Budget

FY 2018-19 Operating Budget & Capital Improvement Program (may take a few minutes to download)

 Capital Improvement Program

FY 2016-17 CIP Technical Appendices (may take a few minutes to download)

Public Input 

The public is encouraged to share their priorities with the City Council throughout the year. This can be done in writing or by speaking during the public comment portion of the City Council agenda. The annual budget is reviewed and approved during a series of meetings each spring. You can sign up to be notified of City Council meetings and get agendas and staff reports via email.