Budget and Strategic Planning Division
The Office of the City Manager has two divisions, one of which is the Budget and Strategic Planning Division. This division is responsible for working with the City’s Management Team in developing the City’s Biennial Budget, Mid-Biennium Budget, Capital Improvement Plan, and ensuring that budget priorities match the Council’s priorities and strategic plans set forth.
Towards that end, the Budget and Strategic Planning Division works at the direction of the City Manager and provides resources, oversight, and assistance to City departments in their budget development. The documents prepared and published by this division include the Biennial Budget, Mid-Biennium Budget, and all associated budget publications, presentations and other materials.
This division also works to formulate the City’s strategic fiscal planning efforts and goals, and collaborates on the development of strategic planning initiatives and performance measurement systems on a citywide basis.
Budgeting at the City of Auburn
In the summer of 2000, the City Manager recommended and the City Council approved a change from an annual budget to a two-year or biennial budget for fiscal years 2001 and 2002. The objectives of the biennial budget process were twofold: to give the City Council and City Management a longer budgeting horizon and to reduce the amount of staff time required for developing and adjusting the budget.
The Budget and Strategic Planning Division works at the direction of the City Manager to develop a proposed biennial budget consisting of two one-year budgets and a six-year long-term capital plan for the City Council’s consideration. The proposed budget is presented to the Council prior to the first year of the proposed biennial budget.
The current approved biennial budget is for Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020, with Fiscal Year 2019 beginning on October 1, 2018 ending September 30, 2019, and Fiscal Year 2020 beginning on October 1, 2019 ending September 30, 2020. The full budget documents are linked above.
Supplemental Budget Information
Approved Outside Agency Funding Fiscal Years 2019-2020
Approved FY 2019-2020 Biennial Budget