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Recommended 2020 Budget Released

The City Manager is pleased to present the 2020 Recommended Budget pdfAs an improvement to the budget document, the 2020 Recommended Budget combines both the operating budget and draft capital plan into one document.

For more information on the 2020-2025 Capital Improvement Program, click here.

Participate in the process (all meetings are held in Council Chambers located in the Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway St.):

  • 2020 Budget Study Session, September 10, 2019, 6 p.m.
  • 2020 Budget 1st Reading, October 1, 2019, 6 p.m.
  • 2020 Budget 2nd Reading, October 15, 2019, 6 p.m.

2019 Approved Budget and 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Program

Budget Frequently Asked Questions

  • Visit here for a list of the most frequently asked questions about the City of Boulder's budget.

2019 Budget in Brief

  • Check out our new 2019 Budget in Brief pdf   Learn information about the city, along with information about the budget process, revenues, expenditures, and city programs and services in a summary format.

Sustainability + Resilience Framework

  • This framework pdf guides budgeting and planning processes by providing consistent goals necessary to achieve Boulder’s vision of a great community and the actions required to achieve them.


The Budget Division is one of seven divisions in the Finance Department at the City of Boulder. Our job is to:

  • Coordinate citywide operating budget development activities
  • Collaborate with the Planning, Housing and Sustainability Department and stakeholders to create the Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
  • Provide budgetary support and guidance to city departments
  • Perform budgetary forecasting and analysis
  • Engage in long-range financial planning
  • Perform policy analysis at the request of the City Manager.