Council holds a budget retreat to clarify budget priorities for the upcoming year.
The Executive drafts a proposed budget for the upcoming year based on county priorities and department funding requests.
The Executive presents the proposed budget to the County Council.
The Council holds a series of retreats and Committee of the Whole meetings to gather more information from departments and develop amendments.
Council holds the First Reading of the budget draft.
Council takes action at the Council meeting and passes the budget. The budget must be passed 30 days prior to year-end.
Once the Council has approved the budget it is then sent to the Executive to sign.
Once the Executive signs the budget it becomes law and will go into effect January 1 of the following year.