Below are links to the sections of the 2011 Budget document with a brief description of each section.
City Officials provides the City Council members, Council Appointees, Senior City Management Staff, and members of the Budget Division.
City Manager's Letter provides an overview of the budget, the major financial and service issues, and strategies for the General Fund. (pg. iii to vi)
City Organizational Chart provides an overview of the City organizational structure. (pg. vii)
2011 Budget Objectives provides an overview of the objectives that were established for the 2011 Budget preparation cycle. (pg. viii)
Colorado Springs at a Glance provides fast facts about Colorado Springs, such as population, median age, street miles, and a Community Profile. (pg. x to xii)
A Guide to the City Budget provides a brief overview of the budget document and helps identify the section in which the reader may be most interested. (pg. xiii to xiv)
Budget in Brief
The purpose of the Budget in Brief is to give citizens an overview of the City's 2011 Budget. Only highlights of the budget are presented. For specific questions or comments, please contact the Budget Office. To view this document click on
General Fund Summary (chapter 1) - The General Fund includes basic services such as: Fire; Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services; Planning and Development; Police; Public Communications; and Public Works. This section provides tables and graphs of revenue and expenditures.
All Funds Summary (chapter 2) provides an overview of budgets, a fund balance overview for all funds, a brief review of the City's financial and fund structure, and contains information on special revenue, internal services, and fiduciary funds.
Positions Summary (chapter 3) provides an overview of the distribution of employees by fund and business center. It also presents changes in employees between current year and prior year.
The Department/Division Narratives contain summary information at the organizational unit level. This includes an organizational chart, a summary of the department, operating budget, personnel summary, major changes to the budget, performance indicators, and major objectives. Click on any of the following to view the narrative:
City Council and Council Appointees
Airport (chapter 10)
Fire (chapter 11)
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (chapter 12): Organizational Chart, Administration, Cemeteries, Cultural Services, Design and Development, Forestry, Golf, Park Maintenance, Trails and Open Space, Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Recreation Services
Police (chapter 14) includes Housing
Public Communications (chapter 15)
Budget Division (chapter 17)
General Costs (chapter 19) - contains information on general costs and debt management
Human Resources (chapter 20)
Capital Improvements Program (CIP) (chapter 21) - description of the City's ongoing capital improvements
Budget Development (appendix A)
Financial Policies (appendix B)
Strategic Plan (appendix C)
Expenditure Detail (appendix D)
Detailed Revenue Estimates (appendix E)
Glossary (appendix F)
Appropriation Ordinance (appendix G)
Index (appendix H)