The Finance Director submits the department’s budget requests to the City Administrator by the first part of July. The City Administrator is responsible for preparing the annual operating and five-year capital budgets for all City operations and agencies for the Mayor’s review, consideration, and recommendation to the Council. The process begins at the department level in May and ends with the adoption on or before October 31 of each year. The property tax rates musts be approved prior to September 1. The Mayor’s proposed budget can only be adopted by majority action of the Council which must hold at least one public hearing prior to enactment.