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2015 Preliminary Budget

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 City Commission will conduct a public hearing in the City Commission Room, City Hall, 200 3rd St. N., Fargo, North Dakota on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 6 p.m. There is an opportunity for citizens to present oral or written comments regarding the proposed budget.

On this page the 2015 preliminary budget is provided for your review. The links below lead to PDF files; you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.

Budget highlights

Mayor's budget message

Preliminary budget executive summary   

Budgeted revenues 

Budgeted expenditures 

Three year summary of all funds 

General fund budget totals by function 

Capital outlay requests 

Summary of personnel requests

Complete budget document

The 2015 Preliminary budget document can be viewed as one file.