The City budget is prepared by the Budget Team and approved by the City Council. The purpose of the City budget is two-fold: (1) the budget identifies the programs and activities that each City department will undertake during the budget year; and (2) the budget allocates appropriate resources to each department to assist them in accomplishing their annual work plan, and doing so in a fiscally responsible and accountable manner.
The City of San Pablo utilizes a “biennial” (two-year) budget cycle. The budget document is prepared in odd-numbered years and covers a two-year period. Each year is considered a separate budget, beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30.