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Budget

Budget

2021 Recommended Budget (Operating and Capital)

The City Manager presents the 2021 Recommended Budget pdf for your review and consideration. The 2021 Recommended Budget combines both the operating budget and capital improvement program into one document. As the organization made harrowing decisions to address economic hardships as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, a concerted effort was made to prioritize essential and important services with the forward-thinking and progressive approach that sets Boulder apart.

For more information on the 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Program, click here.

2020 Approved Budget (Operating and Capital)

The City Manager is pleased to present the 2020 Approved Budget pdf. As an improvement to the budget document, the 2020 Approved Budget combines both the operating budget and capital improvement program into one document. For summarized information, review the 2020 Budget in Brief pdf.

Budget Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.