The City of Santa Ana has an annual fiscal budget, which begins in July and ends in June of the following year. Our approach is to combine the strategic plan and annual financial plan for operations and capital improvements. This process enables us to direct our resources towards programs and activities with the greatest potential to successfully achieve our Vision and Purpose.

Available below, we provide key documents to help you understand the City's budget process and results. Additionally, you can view budget information as well as a check payment register utilizing our OpenBook financial data tool. If you require additional budget information or would like to learn more about the City's budget, contact the Budget Office at (714) 647-5420.

Public comments related to the budget may be emailed.

Community Input on the Fiscal Year 2024-25 Budget

The City of Santa Ana is beginning its annual budget process for the 2024-25 fiscal year, and we want to hear from you! Public input is important to the City’s transparent and inclusive budget process. The Finance and Management Services Agency is hosting a series of community budget meetings where members of the public can learn more about the City’s budget and provide input. Spanish and Vietnamese interpreters will be available.


Budget Priorities Survey for Fiscal Year 2024-25

Your opinion matters! Take our community budget priorities survey now! Tell us which City programs and services are important to you.



Budget Engagement Simulation Tool (BEST)


The Budget Engagement Simulation Tool (BEST) is an easy-to-use online simulation tool that allows you to interact and provide feedback to Santa Ana’s budget. Learn how the budget process works by making choices about how City dollars are spent. Using the simulation tool, you can see how your choices would impact the ability to balance expenses with revenues.

Attend An Upcoming Budget Meeting

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Community Budget Meetings Spring 2024 Flyers

Fiscal Year 2023-24 Budget Documents

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