This page provides examples of budget policies and links to the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting (NACSLB) Best Practices for Budgeting. Note that the examples include the City of Redmond’s financial policies as well as a relevant excerpt from Redmond’s long-range financial strategy.
Yellow highlights may have been added to some policies to help you locate relevant material.
Gwinnett County Government, Georgia (pop. 824,941)
City of Sarasota, Florida (pop. 52,000)
City of Sidney, Ohio (pop. 20,000)
City of Long Beach, California (pop. 462,000)
City of San Luis Obispo, California (pop. 44,000)
City of Redmond, Washington (pop. 52,000)
City of Redmond, Washington (long-range financial strategy excerpt)
City of Bellevue, Washington (pop. 127,000)
Best Practices for Budgeting