The City of Fargo follows a standard budget development process. It includes an update of revenue projections by the Finance Department that is based upon historical trends and changes in our resources. Then, a budget review team consisting of the city administrator, director of finance and the mayor meets with department and division heads to discuss the details of each manager's requests for the upcoming year. Upon conclusion of the meetings, the budget review team prioritizes requests based upon the overall needs of the city and makes the final adjustments for funding of certain requests.
The 2013 budget was approved by the City Commission after a public hearing on September 17, 2012. The links below lead to PDF files; you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.
Mayor's budget message
Budget expenditure comparison
General fund budget totals by function
Capital outlay requests
Number of employees by function
The 2013 Approved Budget document can be viewed as one file.