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Operating Budget

What is an operating budget?

  • Items of revenue, recoveries and expenditures relating to ongoing operations.
  • Net operating budget: is budgeted expenditures less recoveries and revenues. The City’s total net budget is zero, representing no budgeted surplus or deficit. Departmental/business unit’s net budgets represents the amount of support from property taxes.
  • Self-supported programs: programs funded mainly by revenues from their own operations.

 Funding the 2015 Operating Budget: $3.5 billion

Spending the 2015 Operating Budget: $3.5 Billion