Budget Instructions for Fiscal Years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018

The following documents and forms will be used for the preparation of the FY 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 two-year budgets.


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The budget instructions are divided into the following sections:

Section I – New Instructions: Outlines key changes to look for in this year’s instructions, including specific instructions for the fixed two-year budget Enterprise Departments.

Section II - Mayor's Office Policy Instructions: Outlines the Mayor's Office policy instructions for the development of the budget.

Section III - Controller's Technical Instructions: Outlines the organization of the budget process and highlights changes from last year’s budget instructions.

Section IV - Budget Submission Forms and Instructions: Provides the required budget forms.

Section V - Appendices: Provides additional information on policies, processes, and forms to help departments complete budget instructions. Appendix A is the Controller’s Guidelines,

If you need assistance opening the Acrobat PDF file above, please click here for more information.

If you cannot use Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these reports, you can obtain copies by visiting our office at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Rm. 312 (location of the Controller's Office).

If you would like additional copies or need further information, please call the Controller's Budget Office at (415) 554-7500.