Finance Budget Links
2011 - 2012
Deficit Elimination Plan
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The Finance Office is responsible for the development,
monitoring of the City's annual operating, debt, and capital
improvements budgets. Also advises the Mayor, City Council and
administrative staff on budgetary issues.
The Fiscal Year Budget for the City of Flint serves four fundamental
The Budget as a Policy Document serves to inform the reader about the
City of Flint and its policies. The Budget includes organizational wide
financial and programmatic policies and goals that address non-financial
goals and objectives, long-term concerns and issues, as well as its
short-term financial and operational policies that guide the development
of the budget for the upcoming year. This Budget document details the
services that the City of Flint will provide during the twelve-month
period from July1, through June 30. The Departmental Budget
sections provide goals, objectives and performance measures for each
department for the upcoming year.
As a financial plan, the Budget details the costs associated with
providing municipal services and how the services will be funded. The
General Fund section includes a summary and detail description of all
revenues and expenditures. Specific fund section also describes revenues
and expenditures sources and uses and significant trends affecting
specific fund. The Budget document explains the underlying assumptions
for the revenue estimates and discusses important revenue trends. In
addition, there is discussion of the City of Flint accounting structure
and budgetary policies.
As an operations guide, the Budget details how departments and the funds
are organized. The Budget informs the readers of all the activities;
services and functions carried out by each department. In addition, the
Budget provides performance measurements of organizational-wide
objectives to aid in monitoring the progress of the City of Flint. Each
departmental budget section includes a description of the department’s
function, its goals and objectives, performance indicators, authorized
positions within the organizational structure, budget highlights, and
the budgetary appropriation.
As a communication device, the Budget provides summary information to
aid the readers in interpreting the document. Charts, graphs, tables and
texts are included to consolidate the information as much as possible.
The budget document also includes a detailed table of contents and a
glossary of terms to make it easy to locate and understand its contents.
Finally, the Budget includes the Budget Message section, which provides
readers with a condensed analysis of the fiscal plans of the City of
Flint for the upcoming fiscal year.
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