How is the City's budget developed?
The City’s fiscal year is the same as the calendar year and runs from January 1 through December 31. State law requires, under either mayoral or city manager form of government, that the annual proposed budget be presented to the City Council by December 1 of the current year, and requires that the City Council approve a budget by February 1 of the budget year. These requirements drive the deadlines and timelines for the operating budget process.View the budgeting process.

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1. What is the City's total budget?
2. What is a City budget?
3. How is the City's budget developed?
4. What are "funds" and why does the City have them?
5. What is the General Fund portion of the City's budget?
6. What is an Enterprise Fund?
7. What is the difference between a department, a division and a program in the City's budget?
8. What is a property tax? What is the City's current property tax rate for operations?
9. How much does the average citizen pay based on the above tax rate?
10. What is the total sales tax rate in Fayetteville?
11. What is the total number of City positions?
12. What is a full-time equivalent position (FTE)?
13. What is the CIP (Capital Improvements Plan)?
14. What is the difference between the capital budget and the operating budget?
15. What are the responsibilities of the Budget & Information Management Division of the Finance & Internal Services Department?
16. How do I get involved in the budget process?
17. What is the population of Fayetteville?
18. What is the largest source of revenue for the City?
19. How do I get a copy of the city budget?
20. When was the 2018 Budget adopted?