Budget preparation must be open in the process that is followed and, once introduced, there must be open consideration of options and transparency in the decisions that are made.
As budget funds are spent, there should also be accounting for those expenditures, to assure that budgets are properly spent and for the purposes authorized. Additionaly, fiscal discipline requires tracking of budget balances to ensure that all financial targets are met and results achieved.
2013 Budget Preparation Documents
2012 Budget Preparation Documents
2011 Budget Preparation Documents
2011 Budget Execution
2010 Budget Preparation Documents
Polk County adopted the 2009 Budget on November 12, 2008