Why do governments budget?
As a practical matter, most large public and private organizations, and many smaller ones, prepare budgets in order to manage their finances properly. Governments have two other primary reasons for budgeting as well. Governments provide facilities and public services to meet their citizens' needs which are paid for with public funds. Usually there is not enough revenue to provide for all the citizens' needs, so compromises must be made. The budget process provides a mechanism where elected officials, after hearing the diverse views of citizens, taxpayers and other interested parties, can compromise and reach an accord on spending priorities.

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1. How is the City Manager chosen?
2. What are the City Limits?
3. If I have a complaint about Mediacom, who do I contact?
4. What is the budget?
5. If I have a complaint airplane or jet noise who do I contact
6. Why do governments budget?
7. Why does the budget begin in the middle of the calendar year?
8. What are the legal responsibilities of the City Manager and the City Council regarding budget setting?
9. Since the final budget can only be an estimate, what happens when the actual spending or revenues is higher or lower than expected?
10. When will Apache Junction landfill reach capacity?
11. Where can I find the City Code On-Line?