While we often think of a budget as a financial document, the City of Riverside believes that the annual city budget is first and foremost a policy statement.  The budget spells out where the City is focusing its efforts and provides the resources to accomplishes the goals of the community as expressed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.  In addition to the immediate needs of operating the City, the budget is a forward-looking document that works to anticipate priorities and projects over the next five years so that resources can be allocated to meet the strategic objectives of our city.  
The City of Riverside budget is the product of a comprehensive team effort from every level of the municipal government.  Each year, the City's leadership team works with the Finance Director and the City Administrator to prepare a budget that that focuses on the needs of the citizens and businesses in an effort to strategically fund those programs with the highest priority.  Budgeting is, after all, an effort to balance seemingly unlimited needs for resources with a finite amount of resources available to meet those requests.  The Board of Aldermen sets annual priorities during a preliminary budget work session and then reviews the budget requests in May and June.  Budget adoption occurs each year by June 30.

The City of Riverside has been awarded the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from 2006 to present for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
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Annual City Budget12 documents

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CAFR8 documents

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