You are a part of this process. We encourage comments and participation from our residents. If you'd like a city staff member to speak at your group or organization, complete the Request a Speaker form.
The budget process and timeline is as follows:
July-December: Staff begins work on next year's budget.
September-October: City Council holds a study session to discuss the Strategic Plan.
February-April: Staff visits local groups and organizations to discuss the budget.
March: Stillwater City Council holds a study session to discuss next year's budget.
April: First public hearing on the budget.
May: Second public hearing on the budget.
June: Presentation of the ordinance to City Council to approve the annual budget.
July: New fiscal year begins.
The City of Stillwater is required to develop and publish annual operating and capital budgets. Budgets serve many purposes including the following:
Provide a flexible working plan for operating the City in the coming year.
Convert the City’s long- and short-term plans and policies into services and programs.
Establish the amount of revenue expected to be available, which sets limitations on the amount of expenditures that can be supported.
Establish the costs of providing services and programs.
Set priorities to determine how the resources will be allocated among the services and programs our residents expect and need.
Provide a benchmark to which actual revenues and expenses can be compared.
To comply with the Oklahoma Municipal Budget Act, 11 O.S. 17- 201.