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Budget Calendar

The City of Westminster officially adopted its first two-year budget with the adoption of the 2003-2004 budget. With the official adoption of a two-year budget, the budget development process will primarily occur during even-numbered years. For more information on the city's two-year budget, please see about two-year budgeting.*

*Please note that delays/changes in the Budget Development process are occurring due to COVID-19, including that the city will adopt a one-year budget for 2021, rather than the normal two-year budgeting process.

The timeline below is a general overview.

March or April

  • City Council Strategic Planning Retreat (Due to COVID-19, the City Council Strategic Planning Retreat will be held in July)


  • First public meeting on budget to receive initial input from citizens (Due to COVID-19, the First public meeting will be held on Monday, July 27, 2020)


  • Second public meeting on budget to receive initial input from citizens (Due to COVID-19, the Second public meeting will be held on Monday, August 10, 2020)

  • Review proposed operating budget priorities for year one with City Council


  • Review proposed operating budget priorities for year two with City Council
  • Review proposed CIP priorities with City Council


  • Proposed budget document distributed to City Council and made available to the public
  • Public hearing on proposed budget
  • City Council budget retreat


  • Budget adoption (the City Charter requires that the budget be adopted by the fourth Monday of October)
  • City Council appropriates, by ordinance, the money needed for municipal purposes during the next fiscal year and sets the mill levy (property tax rate) for the next two years