The City's Adopted Budget is a legal document giving the City authority to spend public funds. The Budget follows the policies, goals and services levels determined by City Council.
We balance each fund in the Annual budget, as required by the Centennial Home Rule Charter and the Colorado Local Government Budget Law. The focus of the budget document is to operate the City as effectively and efficiently as possible.
View the Budget
We offer two ways to view budget information:
- Adopted Budget - displays links to the current City budget
- Archived City Budgets - displays City budgets from prior years
2020 Adopted Budget(PDF, 26MB) - This file may take a while to download due to size. To see individual sections of the budget, use the links below.
Budget Guide(PDF, 169KB)
Introduction and Overview(PDF, 3MB) -Organization Chart, Government Structure, Community Profile, Budget Policies, Other Financial Policies
Strategic Planning & Performance(PDF, 815KB)
Financial Summaries(PDF, 2MB)
Capital Projects(PDF, 3MB)
Appendix(PDF, 16MB) - Glossary, Acronyms, Resolutions, City Manager Authorized Expenditures, Purchasing Policy, Financial Policies
All documents below contain dated information for historical reference only.
Fiscal Year 2019 Budget(PDF, 29MB)
Fiscal Year 2018 Budget(PDF, 73MB)
Fiscal Year 2017 Budget(PDF, 68MB)
Fiscal Year 2016 Budget(PDF, 61MB)
Fiscal Year 2015 Budget(PDF, 179MB)
Fiscal Year 2014 Budget(PDF, 25MB)
Fiscal Year 2013 Budget(PDF, 27MB)
Fiscal Year 2012 Budget(PDF, 45MB)
Fiscal Year 2011 Budget(PDF, 7MB)
Fiscal Year 2010 Budget(PDF, 11MB)
Fiscal Year 2009 Budget(PDF, 10MB)
Fiscal Year 2008 Budget(PDF, 8MB)
Fiscal Year 2007 Budget(PDF, 2MB)
Fiscal Year 2006 Budget(PDF, 4MB)
Fiscal Year 2005 Budget(PDF, 1MB)
Fiscal Year 2004 Budget(PDF, 106KB)
Fiscal Year 2003 Budget(PDF, 2MB)
Fiscal Year 2002 Budget(PDF, 249KB)
The budget process is an ongoing effort of planning, monitoring of revenues and expenses and also Budget Committee review. The City Manager recommends a budget to Council. The City Council adopts the annual budget by December 15, as outlined in the City's Home Rule Charter.
The proposed budget is a matter of public record and is open to the public for inspection. Each Year there is one public hearing on the proposed budget. We post a notice in the newspaper at least seven days in advance of the time and place of the hearing.
The Revenue Manual(PDF, 677KB) is intended to provide City Council, Staff, and the community a comprehensive guide of the City’s major revenue sources. Within this manual, readers will find the City’s revenue sources categorized by fund, a description of each revenue and pertinent data visualizations for major revenue sources. Additionally, this document is designed to educate readers on the types of revenues the City receives, how they are collected, for what purpose they are intended, and the financial forecast of each revenue.