The City of Santa Fe's Finance Department's Budget Division services the institution's strategic priorities through budget development aligned with the Mayor and Council's priorities as reflected by the democratic process of a representative government. The Budget Division constantly works to provide both short and long-term financial planning documents enabling City-wide planning in a transparent and consistent presentation. The three core members of the Budget Division include the Budget Officer, Senior Budget Analyst, and Budget Analyst. The core team strives to provide excellent customer service to the departments, executive management, the governing body, and the general public.
The Budget Office provides department information and training on budget policies and monitoring. It enables greater efficiency and accountability in City operations by assuring that spending needs are appropriately balanced against fund availability. The Budget Office monitors day-to-day spending and reviews City purchasing activities by exercising budgetary controls, ensuring that budget limitations set by the governing body are duly and properly enforced. The Budget Office also ensures that adjustments to the approved budget are processed correctly and are accompanied by the necessary authorizations and fund availability.
The Budget Office serves the interests of the citizens of the City of Santa Fe by helping to balance community priorities against available resources and by ensuring that proper controls are enforced to maintain efficient City operations within the limits of available revenues and the policies laid down by the City Council.