2019-2020 Biennial Budget Process

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Community input is an important part of the budget process. Feedback from the community provides valuable direction to City Council and City Officials during the preparation of the City’s Operating and Capital Budgets. The City of Golden welcomes suggestions on how the City can save money or improve services in the 2019-2020 budget process. A good portion of the budget is always used to maintain our existing infrastructure, including water systems, street repair, snow plowing and parks. We want to look beyond maintaining infrastructure, to see how we can make Golden the best place it can possibly be for our residents.

Please visit www.cityofgolden.net/budget to find more information about the City’s budget process or submit your budget ideas below.

How to Read the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

Begin with the 2019 10 Year CIP Summary Sheets document.

This document gives an overview of past revenues, expenses and fund balances. You will see itemized lines under “Expenditures” that are listed above the “Total Expenditures” line. These are the items that have dollars allocated in the 2019 or 2020 draft budget. Below the “Total Expenditures” line in the Sales and Use Tax Fund and the Open Space Fund, you will see “Placeholders/Unfunded Projects”. The Placeholders/Unfunded Projects are items that were recommended for consideration in the budget process, but not funded, as there was not enough money to fund every project that was proposed.

If you would like additional information about any line in the 10 Year Capital Improvement Plan, including unfunded projects, please go to the Project Detail Sheet documents. The reference number to the left of the account names in the 10 Year Capital Improvement Plan corresponds to the numbered project detail sheets within each fund. You will find the corresponding number in the top right section of the project sheet, which provides additional information on each project within an individual fund. For example, to read additional detail on line number 11 on the Sales and Use Tax Fund’s Expenditures Summary, you would click on the “SUT Fund Project Detail Sheet” document, and find the project sheet that has “SUT #11” in the top right corner.

Community input is an important part of the budget process. Feedback from the community provides valuable direction to City Council and City Officials during the preparation of the City’s Operating and Capital Budgets. The City of Golden welcomes suggestions on how the City can save money or improve services in the 2019-2020 budget process. A good portion of the budget is always used to maintain our existing infrastructure, including water systems, street repair, snow plowing and parks. We want to look beyond maintaining infrastructure, to see how we can make Golden the best place it can possibly be for our residents.

Please visit www.cityofgolden.net/budget to find more information about the City’s budget process or submit your budget ideas below.

How to Read the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

Begin with the 2019 10 Year CIP Summary Sheets document.

This document gives an overview of past revenues, expenses and fund balances. You will see itemized lines under “Expenditures” that are listed above the “Total Expenditures” line. These are the items that have dollars allocated in the 2019 or 2020 draft budget. Below the “Total Expenditures” line in the Sales and Use Tax Fund and the Open Space Fund, you will see “Placeholders/Unfunded Projects”. The Placeholders/Unfunded Projects are items that were recommended for consideration in the budget process, but not funded, as there was not enough money to fund every project that was proposed.

If you would like additional information about any line in the 10 Year Capital Improvement Plan, including unfunded projects, please go to the Project Detail Sheet documents. The reference number to the left of the account names in the 10 Year Capital Improvement Plan corresponds to the numbered project detail sheets within each fund. You will find the corresponding number in the top right section of the project sheet, which provides additional information on each project within an individual fund. For example, to read additional detail on line number 11 on the Sales and Use Tax Fund’s Expenditures Summary, you would click on the “SUT Fund Project Detail Sheet” document, and find the project sheet that has “SUT #11” in the top right corner.

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    As part of this year’s biennial budget process, we want to hear where you think investments in the community should be made. Your input will be taken into consideration by city officials and City Council as the budget process continues. 

    As part of this year’s biennial budget process, we want to hear where you think investments in the community should be made. Your input will be taken into consideration by city officials and City Council as the budget process continues.