The budget is among the City's most important documents produced. The budget expresses in dollar amount the City's work programs for the fiscal year. When adopted, it becomes a major source of direction for the department directors for the operation of the various functions and activities.
Financial PlanPursuant to the Missouri Statutes, the annual budget must set forth a complete financial plan for the ensuing fiscal year, and must include at least the following information:
- A budget message describing the important features of the budget and major changes from the preceding year
- Estimated revenues to be received from all sources for the budget year, with a comparative statement of actual or estimated revenues for the two years next preceding, itemized by year, fund and source
- Proposed expenditures for each department, office, commission, and other classifications for the budget year, together with a comparative statement of actual or estimated expenditures for the two years next preceding, itemized by year, fund, activity and object
- The amount required for the payment of interest, amortization and redemption charges on debt
- A general budget summary