About the Budget Department
The Budget Department aims to control spending within our means, establish and maintain reserves, budget costs with all due transparency, and incorporate economic and long-term planning into the budget process. The Budget Department is responsible for providing excellent budgetary and long-range financial planning services, analysis, and guidance to the City organization in accordance with the policies, goals and objectives established by the City Manager and City Council.
The Budget Department is responsible for developing the annual operating budget, Capital Improvement Plan, Personnel Improvement Plan, and Capital Outlay Plan. Staff also reviews and prepares monthly and quarterly financial reports as needed, tracking of budget and project progress, and providing budgetary action recommendations to the City Manager and City Council. The Budget Department also is entrusted to research and analysis of a wide array of operational and financial issues and provides general supervision of Municipal Court and the Public Library. The Department provides services to management, internal customers, and citizens of the City of Copperas Cove in a professional manner.
The City of Copperas Cove has been a recipient of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for the past 19 years.