Budgeting - Proposed 2020-2021

This page will include all proposed budget documents and presentations.

This page will serve as the 2020-2021 Proposed Budget page for the City Budget, Crime Control Prevention District, and Economic Development Corporation.   

The budgeting process in Watauga begins each January/February with a City Council Strategic Goal workshop in order to align the City’s strategic initiatives with City Council and citizen priorities.

The City Charter mandates that a proposed budget be filed by the City Manager to the City Council and City Secretary’s Office no later than August 1st for the new fiscal year beginning October 1. The process leading to the budget adoption is participatory and includes a communications plan that encourages input from citizens, boards, City departments, and the City Council.  

The budget presents revenues and expenditures from each of the City’s funds.   From there, it is discussed during City Council Work Sessions planned this year for August 5th, and August 10th.  Below are important dates:

Public Hearing on Budget:    August 24, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Public Hearing on Tax Rate:  September 14, 2020

Budget and Tax Rate Adoption:   September 14, 2020

Property Tax Information can be found on the City's Property Tax Rate and Information Page.