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Annual Budgets

The Charter of the City of Santa Monica, specifically Article XV—Fiscal Administration, provides the framework for the preparation and adoption of an annual budget for each fiscal year. This includes:  
  • Fiscal Year definition — July 1 through June 30
  • Proposed budget preparation by the City Manager, in consultation with each department head
  • Proposed budget submission to City Council at least 35 days prior to the beginning of each fiscal year (May 28)
  • Budget adoption by City Council on or before June 30 following a public hearing where stakeholders are given an opportunity to comment on the proposed budget
Budget Summary 
FY 2015-17 Budget Summary

The links below present the annual budgets for the
following fiscal years:
Staff Reports and Other Public Notices:
  • Staff Report - FY 2015-17 Biennial Budget Adoption
  • Staff Report - FY 2015-17 Proposed Biennial Budget, Financial Status Update
  • Staff Report - FY 2014-15 Exception Based Budget Adoption
  • Staff Report - FY 2014-15 Proposed Exception Based Budget, Financial Status Update
  • Staff Report - FY 2013-15 Biennial Budget Adoption
  • Staff Report - FY 2013-15 Proposed Biennial Budget, Financial Status Update


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