- The Mayor presents the proposed budget to the City Council at their first meeting in May. (This year it is the May 7 meeting).
- Council votes to tentatively adopt the proposed budget. This vote will occur at the May 21 meeting.
- All municipal final budgets must be adopted before June 30, or, in the case of a property tax increase, before August 17. The Council's vote on adopting the budget will happen at the June 18 Council Meeting this year.
- The tentative (proposed) budget is available to the public at least 10 days before the adoption of the final budget. You can view the proposed budget in person at the office of the City Recorder. It is available online. The Finance Office has also provided a document with highlights from the tentative budget. Budgets from recent years are also available on the Finance Department's website.
- A public hearing must be held before adopting the budget. The dates for the hearings will be formally set when the budget is tentatively adopted on May 21. According to Utah State Code, "All interested persons in attendance shall be given an opportunity to be heard, for or against, the estimates of revenue and expenditures or any item thereof in the tentative budget of any fund."
- If a property tax increase was included in the proposed budget this year and Council decides to move forward with the increase, a Truth in Taxation hearing would be required. The date for the hearing is set by Utah County and would most likely be held in August.
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