City Budget

A new biennial (two-year) budget was passed by the City Council in June 2019. Since then, we have faced great budget challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More detailed budget information is posted on the Fiscal Health Response Plan page at

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Welcome to your online guide to the City of Monterey budget. We adopt a budget to allocate funds for the many programs, services and public facilities provided for the residents and visitors to our City. Included here is summary information regarding the City's programs and services, revenue sources, expenditures, workload and performance data, and staffing throughout the organization.

You can find information about the operating budget and the Capital Improvement Program budget. Miscellaneous demographic and statistical information pertaining to the City of Monterey is provided as well. You can also see a list of the City Council's high priority programs and projects that have helped to shape the budget plan for this fiscal year.


Update on June 21, 2021: The Monterey City Council, at the Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Council Meeting, adopted the proposed operating budget for FY 2021-22. Here's the final adopted Operating Budget for FY 2021-2022 with department narratives. All budgets are posted in PDF. Please note: The City is on a biennium budget (2 year) cycle, however due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we created a one year budget to help us get through the financial strain caused.

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Adopted Budget - Past Years8 documents

  • Adopted Budget 2019-2021 Biennium
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  • Adopted Budget 2017-2019 Biennium
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  • Adopted Budget 2015-2017 Biennium
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  • Adopted Budget 2014-2015
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  • Adopted Budget 2013-2014
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  • Adopted Budget 2012-2013
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  • Adopted Budget 2011-2012
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  • Adopted Budget 2010-2011
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