One of the key responsibilities of the City Manager's Office is planning and implementing the City’s annual budget. The City's fiscal year begins July 1st.
The City of Bakersfield's annual budget consists of two primary components: the Operating Budget and the Capital Improvement Program Budget. The operating budget includes funding for the day to day operations of enterprise operations (sanitary sewers, solid waste collection, and water); the general fund (police and fire departments, parks and recreation, streets, code enforcement,general administration, and other activities); special revenue funds (such as transient occupancy tax and various federal and state grant programs); debt service internal service operations that serve all the city departments; and expendable trust funds.
The Capital Budget funds major improvements to City facilities and infrastructure. The funding for these improvements comes from one-time discretionary sources, grants, federal, state, enterprise and other miscellaneous revenues.
Individual department budget presentations will be added the day after the budget workshop meeting in which the presentation is made.
FY 2017-18 budget workshop schedule