The Mayor and City Council are tasked with providing a balanced budget for the operations of all city departments. The City of Cleveland's budget year is July 1 through June 30.
Public hearings are held to give the opportunity for public comments before the budget is adopted by the Mayor and City Council.
2016/2017 Budget 2016/2017 budget amendment
The City hires an independent auditor to conduct a annual audit of the city's finances.
The results of financial and compliance audits can help elected and appointed officials in their decision-making roles. An audit will insure the city is legally compliant. An audit also may point the way to constructive changes that benefit the city and its officials.