Take a quick online survey to let us know what your city spending priorities are for the fiscal year that starts July 1, 2019.
The city budget is made up of two parts. The operating budget covers the day to day services provided by the city, in addition to the cost to
operate and maintain city infrastructure and other assets, like parks and buildings.
The City of Carlsbad operates on a fiscal year that runs from July 1 to June 30. The preliminary budget is usually presented in May and approved by the City Council in June, but work on the city budget really happens all year long. We hope this overview about what goes into the city budget, where the city gets its money and the general schedule will help you get a better understanding of city finances and how you
can have a voice in budget decisions.