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 3rd, and August 5th.  Public Hearings on tax rate are scheduled for August 17th and August 24th.  The proposed budget adoption is scheduled for August 24th.