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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 2019 Budget Documents

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

  Budget Details link

Budget Public Hearing will be held April 17, 2018 at 7 p.m.

FY 2018 Budget Documents

City Manager's Adopted Budget

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

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

        Tab 0:    Table of Contents
        Tab 1:    Transmittal Letter 
        Tab 2:    Overview
        Tab 3:    Vision Statement
        Tab 4:    Personnel Table
        Tab 5:    Financial Summaries 
        Tab 6:    Program Narratives
        Tab 7:    Partner Agencies
        Tab 8:    Capital Improvement Plan 
        Tab 9:    Debt
        Tab 10:  Line Item Detail
        Tab 11:  Supplemental Information
        Tab 12:  Approved Capital Improvement Plan FY18-22

FY 2017 Budget Documents

Adopted Budget

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

City Manager's Recommended Budget

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

FY 2016 Budget Documents

Final Adopted Budget

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

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

City Manager's Recommended Budget

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

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget 

    Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

Previous Budgets