Budget Process and Current Documents
Long Range Fiscal Projections
In preparation for preparation and review of capital and operation budget requests, long-range fiscal projections are prepared. These projections provide the roadmap and help guide the City in charting a sound financial course. These are projections, and as such will be subject to continuous refinement as new and better information becomes available.
Every fall the City Council reviews and approves an operating budget for the next year. The operating budget describes what services will be provided and how those services will be paid for. Departments start preparing their budget requests in May. Those requests are reviewed by the City Manager who presents a recommended budget to the City Council in early October. Following a series of work sessions on the budget, the City Council receives citizen input and approves the operating budget in November.
Fees and License Schedule
Every fall the City Council reviews and approves the Fees and License Schedule for the next year. The Fees and License Schedule sets the rates for the various services provided by the City of Eau Claire.
Capital Improvement Plan
In the spring of each year departments begin planning capital projects for the next 5 years. Capital projects include bike trails, street resurfacing, development of parks, replacement of equipment, building maintenance, and others. These projects are presented to the City Council as part of the Capital Improvement Plan.