City Budget and Finances
Each year, the City Manager, Chief Financial Officer, and City staff put together a financial plan for the following year. The process begins in October and continues until the budget is filed in August.
Strategic planning plays an integral role in the development of each year's balanced budget. The planning ensures the City's ability to meet the needs of our community. Each budget develops and monitors the City's five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Southlake 2030 & 2035 (the City's Comprehensive Development Plans) and each department's business plan.
To be effective, the City must be deliberate and direct resources to those areas most essential to the community's well-being. Residents help guide this process through the biennial Citizen Satisfaction Survey and by talking with the City Council. For more information on the City budgeting process, including the current adopted budget.