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Budget Development

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The Adopted 2020 Budget

The Fiscal Year 2020 Recommended Budget was officially adopted by the Cary Town Council at its regular meeting on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Fiscal Year 2020 covers the period from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. 

View the FY 2020 Operating Budget.

View the FY 2020 Budget in Brief.

View the FY 2020 Capital Improvements Budget (62 MB).


Citizens are invited and encouraged to share their budget priorities with the Town at any point during the year.

The Town has transitioned to a continuous budget process where base operating needs for daily service provision and capital infrastructure are considered in the development of the annual budget during the spring of each year.  Town Council adopts an operating and capital budget for the upcoming year on or before June 30.

Emerging needs related to service expansion or new opportunities are identified by staff throughout the course of each year.  Funding recommendations related to those needs are directed to Council through quarterly Council/Staff business meetings held shortly after the close of each quarter. 

All comments received will be summarized in the Town Council Quarterly Report which is presented to Town Council in conjunction with each quarterly Council/Staff business meeting.

Citizens are invited to share their thoughts and priorities by: