Budget & Financials

Budget Transparency Tool

Explore the City's online budget transparency tool and, check out the Checkbook function that will allow you to see the City's expenditures by vendor and department in real time and"Stories" for updates on important projects and the strategic plan progress.

FY25 Budget Calendar

  • February 6, 2024 – The City Manager shares an FY25 Budget Update and Preparation with the Finance Committee (Agenda) (Recording)
  • February 21, 2024 – The City Manager reviews selected budgets with the Public Health and Safety Committee (Agenda) (Recording)
  • February 29, 2024 – The City Manager reviews selected budgets with the Planning and Economic Development Committee (Agenda) (Recording)
  • March 5, 2024 –  The City Manager reviews selected budgets with the Finance Committee (Agenda) (Recording)
  • March 12, 2024 – City Manager reviews FY 2025 Budget Options for Council feedback (Agenda) (Recording)
  • March 19, 2024 – Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan presented to Planning Commission (Agenda) (Recordings)
  • March 23, 2024 – Not to Exceed Tax Rate Ad Published
  • March 26, 2024 – Winchester Public Schools Budget Presentation to Council for Council feedback (Agenda) (Recordings)
  • April 2, 2024 – City Manager reviews FY 2025 Budget Options with Finance Committee (Agenda) (Recordings)
  • April 9, 2024 – City Manager presents FY 2025 Budget Options and Real Estate Tax Rate Ordinance to City Council (Agenda) (Recordings)
  • April 23, 2024 – City Manager presents FY 2025 Proposed Budget; City Council Public Hearing, Second Reading and Adoption of Real Estate Tax Rate Ordinance
  • May 14, 2024 – City Council First Reading of the FY 2025 Budget Ordinance
  • May 28, 2024 – Public Hearing, Second Reading, and City Council Vote on FY 2025 Budget Ordinance

Annual Comprehensive Financial Report

The City has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its report for 30 consecutive years (2021). 

Annual Comprehensive Financial Report

FY23 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report(PDF, 4MB)

Budget In Brief

An easy-to-read resident's guide to the City's Fiscal Year 2024 annual budget.

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FY24 Budget in Brief(PDF, 30MB)


Bond Rating

In 2013, the City achieved the highest bond rating possible (AAA) by Standard & Poor's Rating Service. A bond rating represents an unbiased assessment of the credit worthiness of an entity's debt obligation in the public financial market.  The higher the rating, the stronger the borrowing power and the lower the interest rates will be for capital projects funding. 

The City's AAA rating was reaffirmed in 2014, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021.