City Budget

The City of Palo’s budget as approved by the City Council reflects resource allocations consistent with the City policies, goals, and priorities.  It also communicates to citizens and staff an action plan for the upcoming fiscal year, including program goals and the standards by which the delivery of services to the public will be measured.

The development of the budget begins in the fall of each year with the development of the General Fund Long Range Financial Forecast. Late January, Council establishes its priorities for the upcoming budget, reflecting policy concerns of the community at large. In the spring, the City Manager's releases the Proposed Budget to the City Finance Committee for review. Then, the City Council discusses the proposed budget during public hearings and adopts the budget in June. Throughout the fiscal year, on a quarterly basis, the Finance Committee monitors the City’s approved budget.  The City also provides for a detailed review of its budget through the Open Budget Web App.

For budget related questions, please contact
(650) 329-2260.

Click here for the
Long Range Financial Forecast Reports

City Budgets

Current Budget

FY 2016-2025 Long Range
Financial Forecast

FY 2016 Adopted Budget Brief

FY 2016 Adopted Municipal Fee Schedule

FY 2017 Budget

Budget Hearing Calendar

FY 2017 Proposed 
Capital Budget

FY 2017 Proposed
Operating Budget


Open Budget Web App

Last Updated: Jun 28, 2016
+2017 Proposed City Budget
+2017 Budget Hearings
+2016 - 2011 City Budgets
+2010-2001 City Budgets
+*Municipal Fee Schedules