Budget

Responsibilities

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is responsible for providing City departments with fiscal planning, analysis, and management services to enable the City organization to provide City services in accordance with the policies, goals and objectives established by the City Manager and the Las Cruces City Council

OMB coordinates the preparation of the City’s Operating and Capital budgets, which is the “action plan” used to implement the goals and objectives of the City Council. OMB also manages the Grants section.

With the direction provided by the City Council strategic plan, the dedication of our employees, and the support of our community, the City of Las Cruces provides the highest level of municipal services with our available resources. Once the operating budget is finalized it becomes the roadmap to providing programs and services to the community.

AwardsDistinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Office of Management and Budget has won the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award over multiple consecutive years due in part to OMB’s commitment to provide professional and quality services to the City of Las Cruces. The award recognizes the very highest quality in the preparation of budget documents. More information about OMB can be found in Frequently Asked Questions.

ADOPTED BUDGET FY2021

The adopted operating and capital budget for Fiscal Year 2021 was presented to Council in May 2020. The Budget document services as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communication device for the City. It is the foundation for the City's allocation of resources toward service delivery plans providing quality services, targeted investment, and continued improvements. 

It also encapsulates incremental changes addressing service requirements and builds upon initiatives funded in prior years while establishing new direction for programs. The Budget is also used to evaluate the effectiveness of City programs and services while providing extensive information on municipal operations. 

FY 2022 Adopted Budget Book (Tap photo)
FY 2021 Budget Book 
(Tap photo)
Neighborhood Guide
FY 2021 (Tap photo)
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TOTAL CITY BUDGET

The FY2021 Adopted Budget is $414.1 million and is comprised of five parts: the General Fund, Restricted funds, Capital funds, Internal funds and Enterprise funds.

Total City Budget Pie Chart

THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET

The City's largest operating fund is the General Fund with a $97 million Adopted Budget in FY2021.

Where does the money come from?


FY2021 General Fund Revenues

Total $102.9 Million

General Fund Revenue Coin Graph showing percentage of revenue streams


Where does the money go?


FY2021 General Fund Expenditures

Total $102.9 Million

General Fund Budget Coin Graph showing where money goes

In an effort to keep City Council and Las Cruces residents updated and informed on the City's Budget, a Budget and Financial Status Report is presented quarterly to City Management that focuses on the financial and operational performance and provides updated estimates on revenues and expenditures for the remainder of the fiscal year.

The City's financial management practices and policies include General Fund budgeted financial reserves, comprehensive long-term financial planning, financial reporting, and monitoring.