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FY 2018-19 Budget Process

In an effort to increase transparency and citizen participation, this dedicated webpage has been created for the City’s Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget Process.  On the webpage, citizens will be able to view a brief video on the budget and the City’s budget calendar.  In addition, a link on the left margin has been created to view budget presentations/updates and another link has been created for citizens to submit budget submissions/ideas.

FY 2018-19 Budget Calendar
  • June 4 – City Council Meeting—Budget Discussions
    • Department Presentations: Water; Customer Service;
  • June 5 – City Council Meeting—Budget Discussions
    • Department Presentations: Wastewater; Drainage; Technology Services; Environmental Services
  • June 12 – City Council Meeting—Budget Discussions
  • Discuss Preliminary A/V Values and 5 Year Forecast
    • Department Presentations: Fire; Community Improvement Services; Human Resources; Risk Retention; Health Insurance Fund; Libraries 
  • June 19 – City Council Meeting—Budget Discussions
    • Department Presentations:  Police; Animal Services; Municipal Judge; Municipal Court
  • June 25 – Public Utilities Board recommends approval of Utility Budgets and CIP
  • June 26 –City Council Meeting—Budget Discussions
    • Department Presentations:  Development Services; Transportation; Facilities Management; Fleet Management; Airport; Legal; Gas Well Inspections


  • July 17 – City Council Meeting—Budget Discussions
    • Department Presentations:  Parks and Recreation; Internal Audit; Economic Development; Materials Management; Finance; Dispatch;
  • July 24 – City Council Meeting—Budget Discussions
    • Department Presentations:  Capital Projects/Engineering; Solid Waste; City Manager's Office; Public Affairs; Reprographics; Community Development; Streets; Traffic
  • July 25 – Certified Appraisal Roll Due from Denton Central Appraisal District
  • July 27 – Proposed Budget and CIP Submitted to City Council and Filed with the City Secretary
  • July 27 – Submission of Ad Valorem Effective and Roll Back Tax Rates to the City Council
  • August 2 – Special called meeting— 1st Budget Workshop
  • August 7 – City Council Meeting—Budget Workshop
  • August 15 – First Public Hearing on Tax Increase (If Necessary) 
  • September 11 – Public Hearing on Budget; Second Public Hearing on Tax Rate
  • September 18 – City Council Adopts Annual Program of Services, First Year of CIP Budget, Tax Rate, 2018 Tax Roll, Hotel Occupancy Tax Receipt, Contracts and Budgets, and Utility Rates