What is the budget?
The budget is a plan. It is a financial proposal which annually directs the provision of public services and facilities. This plan represents the City Manager's and City Council's commitment to provide for the most important citizen needs within the boundaries of available revenue (funds). The money collected by the City from taxes, grants, fees and many other sources to pay for this plan is called revenue. The money spent on salaries, materials and equipment to provide these planned services and facilities is called expenditures. By City law, revenures and expenditures must be equal in the Annual Budget. This is what is meant by a balanced budget.

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1. How is the City Manager chosen?
2. What are the City Limits?
3. If I have a complaint about Mediacom, who do I contact?
4. What is the budget?
5. If I have a complaint airplane or jet noise who do I contact
6. Why do governments budget?
7. Why does the budget begin in the middle of the calendar year?
8. What are the legal responsibilities of the City Manager and the City Council regarding budget setting?
9. Since the final budget can only be an estimate, what happens when the actual spending or revenues is higher or lower than expected?
10. When will Apache Junction landfill reach capacity?
11. Where can I find the City Code On-Line?