Welcome to the Office of Management and Budget!
There are four primary responsibilities of the Office of Management and
Budget as follows:
Prepare and present the city's Annual Operating and Capital
Improvement Budget. This includes managing and coordinating all aspects
of the budget process.
Assure the city's compliance with the State of Florida's "Truth-in-Millage"
(TRIM) act. TRIM establishes the statutory requirements that all taxing
levying a millage must follow, including all notices and budget hearing
requirements. This ensures taxpayer awareness of the proposed millage changes,
the proposed budget changes, and, if any, the percent of change in the
rolled-back rate. Non-compliance by the taxing authority could result in
the loss of revenue sharing funds.
Assure the City's compliance with the City of Clearwater's
Code of Ordinances regarding the City's budget under Article VI.
Division 2 Fiscal Management Procedure of the code. The City Code establishes
specific requirements regarding the production of the City's annual
operating and capital improvement budgets, as well as, the budget amendment
Provide assistance to other city departments for numerous related
activities including the review of all agenda items for fiscal impact to
assure sufficient revenues are available and relevant budget impacts are
disclosed, annual support to the Finance Department for the year-end closing
process, and the preparation of miscellaneous financial analysis and reports
for management planning.
The City of Clearwater has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation
Award from the Government Finance Officer's Association of the
United States and Canada for its annual budget for each of the last
twenty-seven years. In order to receive this award, the governmental unit
must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy
document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan, and as a communication