This publication has been prepared for municipal officials as a practical guide to the budget process. It includes definitions of budgeting terms, an explanation of the roles of stakeholders in the budget process, and a step by step guide to developing a municipal budget. The laws, regulations, and principles that guide the budget process are also defined and explained in this guide. Finally, the guide includes numerous examples of forms, charts, and graphs that can be duplicated by most cities as they develop their budget documents.
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