Writer Corinne Speckert did a nice job of summarizing how the Santa Cruz City budget process works in a recent article at Santa Cruz Patch.
The city staged a "Budget 101" workshop this week. Vice Mayor Don Lane joined with City Manager Martin Bernal and Finance Director Jack Dilles to explain the ins and outs of the budget. Those who attended expressed some surprise about how much of the budget is constrained by state law.
But for a quick and easy guide about how the budget works, check out Speckert's summary and other recent posts at Santa Cruz Patch.