On November 27, 1984, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 84-182, approving the concept of a two-year budget cycle for the City of Santa Barbara. Pursuant to this resolution, the City Council approves a two-year financial plan at the beginning of each two-year cycle; and consistent with City Charter requirements, the City Council adopts an operating and capital budget each year.
As such, the adopted two-year financial plan includes the operating and capital budget for the first year of the two-year plan. The operating and capital budget for the second year of the plan is adopted the following year, as part of the Mid-Cycle Budget Review, and is referred to as the mid-cycle budget.
The published budget document will be available by July 31, 2016 and the Council Budget Resolutions are available for viewing and printing below.
The Fiscal Year 2017 adopted budget is comprised of all City funds, including the General Fund, special revenue funds. Each fund accounts for distinct and uniquely funded operations. The budget includes a total combined operating budget of $306.8 million and a combined capital budget totaling $26.6 million.