Budget

Budget Preparation

The City Manager’s Office prepares an annual budget for City Council review and adoption. The Assistant City Manager’s and the Budget Manager assist the City Manager by preparing two major documents:

  • The City Manager’s Recommended Budget, which is the document reviewed by council
  • Adopted Budget, which is released after the council has adopted the budget for the fiscal year

It is the goal of the City Manager’s Office to maximize city resources by identifying cost saving measures and making improvements to the budget process each year. The City Manager’s Office also prepares for consideration any amendments to the budget which are necessary throughout the year.

The city budget is the operating plan for the fiscal year. The operating budget is the portion of the budget dedicated to the ongoing operations of the city, while the capital budget is the portion of the budget for major capital projects in the city’s capital funds. The city also prepares a five-year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP).

The budget office also helps to coordinate performance management for the City of Fredericksburg. Each year the city works to improve the collection of data and evaluate it accordingly, to continually improve the services provided to our residents.

City Audit Reports


FY 2021 Revised Recommended Budget Information for the June 23 Council Work Session and Meeting - Second Reading of the Budget 

Operating and Capital Budget

Approved Budget Resolution 

FY 2021 Revised Recommended Budget Info for Budget Public Hearing on May 26

Cover Memo and Budget Advertisement

FY 2021 City Manager’s Recommended Budget (Released March 10, 2020) 


Tab 0: Table of Contents

Tab 1: City Manager’s Transmittal Letter

Tab 2: Overview

Tab 3: Personnel 

Tab 4: Narratives

Tab 5: Partner Agencies

Tab 6: Line Item Details 

Tab 7: Supplemental

FY 2021 Recommended Budget in one large PDF file.


Previous Year’s Budgets

FY 2020 Adopted Budget

Adopted FY 2020 Budget (entire document - large PDF) 

Budget At A Glance

Adopted Budget Resolution  and  Cover Memo 

Budget Work Session Presentations 

March 26, 2019 - Summary of the Recommendations

April 2, 2019 - Capital Improvement Plan and Financial Update 

School Enrollment Projection Documents 

Weldon Cooper Center Report - April 1, 2019

Summary Comparison Data- Moseley 2017 & Weldon Cooper April 2019

City Manager’s Recommended FY 2020 Budget (Released March 12, 2019)

FY 2020 Recommended Budget (entire document - large PDF)

Tab 0: Table of Contents (PDF)
Tab 1: Transmittal Letter (PDF)
Tab 2: Overview  (PDF)
Tab 3: Vision and Values (PDF)
Tab 4: Personnel (PDF)
Tab 5: Financial Summary (PDF)
Tab 6: Program Narratives (PDF)
Tab 7: Partner Agencies (PDF)
Tab 8: Capital Improvement Plan (PDF)
Tab 9: Debt (PDF)
Tab 10: Line Item Detail (PDF)
Tab 11: Supplemental Information (PDF)

FY 2019 Adopted Budget 

Adopted FY 2019 Budget (large PDF)

Tab 0: Table of Contents (PDF)
Tab 1: Transmittal Letter (PDF)
Tab 2: Overview (PDF)
Tab 3: Vision Statement (PDF)
Tab 4: Personnel Tables (PDF)
Tab 5: Financial Summaries (PDF)
Tab 6: Program Narratives (PDF)
Tab 7: Partner Agencies (PDF)
Tab 8: Capital Improvement Plan (PDF)
Tab 9: Debt (PDF)
Tab 10: Line Item Detail (PDF)
Tab 11: Supplemental Information (PDF)

FY 2018 Adopted Budget 

Tab 0: Table of Contents (PDF)
Tab 1: Transmittal Letter (PDF)
Tab 2: Overview (PDF)
Tab 3: Vision Statement (PDF)
Tab 4: Personnel Tables (PDF)
Tab 5: Financial Summaries (PDF)
Tab 6: Program Narratives (PDF)
Tab 7: Partner Agencies (PDF)
Tab 8: Capital Improvement Plan (PDF)
Tab 9: Debt (PDF)
Tab 10: Line Item Detail (PDF)
Tab 11: Supplemental Information (PDF)

FY 2017 Adopted Budget 

Tab 1: Table of Contents, City Administration, Calendar (PDF)
Tab 2: Transmittal Letter (PDF)
Tab 3: Summary and Analysis (PDF)
Tab 4: Program Narratives (PDF)
Tab 5: Partner Agencies (PDF)
Tab 6: Capital Improvements Plan (PDF)
Tab 7:  Debt (PDF)
Tab 8: Line Item Detail (PDF)
Tab 9: Supplemental Information (PDF)

FY 2016 Adopted Budget 

Tab 1: Transmittal Letter (PDF)
Tab 2: Discussion and Analysis (PDF)
Tab 3: Program Narratives (PDF)
Tab 4: FY 2016 Line Item Details (PDF)
Tab 5: FY 2016 Capital Budget (PDF)
Tab 6: Other Supporting Documents (PDF)

Previous Budgets