The City’s phased plan to reopen facilities and services is based on our commitment to protect City staff and residents, and in adherence with the most up-to-date State of Colorado and Boulder County public health orders. To learn more about which City facilities have reopened or plan to reopen, visit the COVID-19 webpage.

Budget Process

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Biennial Budget & Program Areas

In 2016 the City adopted the first biennial budget for 2017-2018. This was also the first time the budget was organized into 10 program areas and 38 sub-programs. The intent of these changes was to reduce staff time dedicated to the budget on an annual basis, to make it easier for the public to understand where the City invests their taxes and fees to provide services and for City Council to evaluate how efficiently and effectively the City uses those resources to achieve the objectives of each sub-program. To review the 10 programs and 38 sub-programs along with the goals and objectives of each, click here. The City approved the 2019/2020 biennial budget in 2018 and formally adopted the 2020 budget in 2019. You can review the 2020 budget-at-a-glance here.

Below are two graphs that illustrate the City's sources of funds and anticipated uses in 2020:

 2019 City-Wide Sources of Funds


 2019 City-Wide Uses of Funds


Key Performance Indicators

To measure the City's progress in achieving the goals and objectives of the programs and sub-programs, the City uses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). There are 38 KPIs that reflect what is intended to be achieved through sub-program activities. They include workload measures that show the quantity or volume or products, services or efforts involved, as well as efficiency measures that demonstrate the resources used to accomplish an outcome, level of productivity or cost per unit. Lastly, the KPIs include effectiveness measures that indicate how well a program is accomplishing the goals and objectives of the program and sub-program. They often measure the results, accomplishments or quality of the products or services provided by the City. To view the latest KPIs, click here or to view the City's dashboard, click here.

Annual Timeline

The City uses an annual budget process that allows for discussion by City Council throughout the year about a variety of topics related to the budget. You can view the agenda and packet for upcoming meetings by clicking here. The public is encouraged to attend these meetings and provide feedback throughout the budget process. You can review budgets from previous years by clicking here.