The city's operating and capital budget provides the resource allocation to the priorities identified by the City Council. The budget document represents the policy direction set by the City Council. It represents the preparation and collaboration among the operating departments concerning the best way to provide services to the citizens of Cleburne, in the most cost-effective manner.
The proposed budget is submitted to the City Council 60 days prior to the end of the fiscal year, September 30. The City Council reviews and revises the budget and receives citizen input through a public hearing on the proposed budget. The council adopts, by ordinance, the budget as the City's Annual Budget, effective as of the beginning of the fiscal year, October 1.