Calvin H. Probasco
Andrew J. Hopkins
City of Santa Fe Budget Division
The purpose of the Budget Office is to assist in the development and implementation of a financial plan that provides a basis for control by the Mayor and Council over municipal operations. The Budget Office is responsible for providing technical support to City departments in the development, preparation and implementation of the annual operating budget and budget reviews.
The Budget Office provides information and training to departments on budget policies and monitoring and enables greater efficiency and accountability in City operations by assuring that spending needs are properly balanced against fund availability. The Budget Office monitors day-to-day spending and reviews City purchasing activities through the exercise of budgetary controls, ensuring that budget limitations set by the governing body are duly and properly enforced. The Budget Office also ensures that adjustments to the approved budget are processed correctly and are accompanied by the necessary authorizations and fund availability.
The Budget Office serves the interests of the citizens of the City of Santa Fe by helping to balance community priorities against available resources and by ensuring that proper controls are enforced in order to maintain efficient City operations within the limits of available revenues and the policies laid down by the City Council.