The City of Ellensburg’s budget links city policy and city operations, and officially outlines how the City of Ellensburg intends to finance its service and infrastructure. The budget is approved for a two year period, called a biennium, and includes the city's plan for capital investment.
is produced every year and it includes the city’s Capital Improvement Plan. The budget serves as a major policy document and describes how the City of Ellensburg intends to finance its service and infrastructure.
The budget document is divided into several categories:
- Overview provides the history of the City, government set-up, mission and purpose of the government, list of officers, council members, description of the budget process, and outline of major funds.
- Budget Summary section gives the summary of the city’s budget without detail of any particular fund or department.
- Budget by Fund breaks the City's budget down by fund.
- Budget by Department groups the budget information by the departments within the city.