The City of Cambridge budget comes from City Council discussions with staff which are informed by past results and input received from residents in a variety of ways. While the City Council takes final action on the budget each December, developing the budget is a year-round process.

The public is invited to attend any or all City Council meetings where the budget is discussed. The City also provides additional engagement opportunities for residents who wish to participate in the budget process.

2020 Budget Development Process

Feb 15, 2019 City Council Visioning and Goal Setting
Mar 27, 2019 Budget Preparation Materials Distributed to City Department Heads
May 23, 2019 Preliminary 2020 Budget review with City Administrators and City Department Heads
Jun 17, 2019 Preliminary 2020 Budget and Tax Levy Workshop Presentation with City Council
Aug 19, 2019 Preliminary 2020 Budget and Tax Levy Workshop Presentation with City Council
Sep 3, 2019 City Council Adopts Preliminary 2020 Budget and Tax Levy
Nov 18, 2019 Preliminary 2020 Budget and Tax Levy Workshop Presentation with City Council, alongside proposed utility rates for 2020 review.
Dec 3, 2019 Proposed Truth in Taxation Hearing along with isanti County and ISD #911 at Richard G Hardy Performing Arts Center - 6:00 pm
Dec 16, 2019 Final 2020 Budget and Tax Levy Adoption by Cambridge City Council