The final budget will be available after the required process is complete.
Administration at RCPD works with the Law Board to discuss and modify the budget timeline as needed for the appropriate year. Around March, discussions begin with the Law Board to determine what is deemed necessary and begin preliminary budget preparations and obtain guidance.
A draft budget is created and presented to the Law Board around April. At the time of the draft budget presentation, a determination is made for additional Law Board meetings if necessary for budget development.
A proposed budget is presented at the next Law Board Meeting and released for publication by the media prior to a mandatory public hearing. After the required hearing, and public release of the proposed budget, the Law Board can formally adopt the final budget at their next meeting.
You can expect a final annual budget for the upcoming year around July. The budget becomes effective on January 1 of the following year.