Annually the City Manager shall submit to the council a recommended budget in accordance with a budget calendar to be established by ordinance or, in the absence of ordinance, a preliminary budget by September 30th.
   The budget shall provide a complete financial plan for all city funds and activities for the ensuing fiscal year and, except as required by law or Charter, shall be in such form as the manager deems desirable or the council may require. It shall include a summary and show in detail all estimated income and all proposed expenditures, including debt service and comparative figures for the current fiscal year, actual and estimated, and the preceding fiscal year. In addition to showing proposed expenditures for current operations, it shall show proposed method of financing each such capital expenditure. For each utility operated by the city, the budget shall show anticipated net surplus or deficit and the proposed method of its disposition; and subsidiary budgets for each such utility giving income and expenditure information shall be included or attached as appendices. The total proposed operating budget shall contain such information and be in the form prescribed by ordinance and by law.
(Ord. 193, passed 6-3-2019)