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 2020 Budget Documents 

City Manager's Recommended Budget - Released March 12, 2019

FY 2020 Budget (entire document - large PDF)

Budget Public Hearing - April 16, 2019 at 7 p.m.

FY 2019 Budget Documents

City Manager's Adopted Budget

Adopted FY 2019 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)

City Manager's Recommended Budget (Released March 13, 2018)

Tab 0: Table of Contents (PDF)
Tab 1: Budget Overview (PDF)
Tab 2: Transmittal Letter (PDF)
Tab 3: Vision & Priorities (PDF)
Tab 4: Personnel Table (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: FY17 Balance Sheet (PDF)

FY 2018 Budget Documents

City Manager's 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)

City Manager's Recommended Budget (Released March 14, 2017)

Tab 0: Table of Contents (PDF)
Tab 1: Transmittal Letter (PDF)
Tab 2: Overview (PDF)
Tab 3: Vision Statement (PDF)
Tab 4: Personnel Table (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)
Tab 12: Approved Capital Improvement Plan FY18-22 (PDF)

FY 2017 Budget Documents

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)

City Manager's Recommended Budget

Tab 1: Transmittal Letter (PDF)
Tab 2: Budget at a Glance (PDF)
Tab 3: Summary Tables and Graphs (PDF)
Tab 4: Program Narratives (PDF)
Tab 5: Capital Improvements Plan (PDF)
Tab 6: Partner Agency Table (PDF)
Tab 7: Line Item Detail (PDF)
Tab 8: Budget Alignment with Council Goals and Initiatives (PDF)

FY 2016 Budget Documents

Final Adopted Budget

This covers the period from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

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)

City Manager's Recommended Budget

Tab 1: Transmittal Letter (PDF)
Tab 2: Summary Tables and Graphs (PDF)
Tab 3: Program Narratives (PDF)
Tab 4: Capital Improvement Plan (PDF)
Tab 5: Non-City Agency Table (PDF)
Tab 6: Line Item Details (PDF)
Tab 7: Budget Alignment with Council Goals and Initiatives (PDF)

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

Previous Budgets