Where does it come from?

More importantly, where does it go?

The Sunset Valley Budget Explained

"What kind of shell games are you guys playing down there?"

One look at the web shown below explains why many people believe governmental accounting is one giant shell game. Truth is, we are mandated to show each fund as a stand alone fund and balance sheet. So much like your own savings and checking accounts, you may received one income stream from your job, but funnel into a checking, a savings, and an investment account. Each one of those accounts must balance each month, or dare you be in serious trouble with your bank and creditors. Municipal accounting is similar with the added caveat that there are additional rules on where each deposit can be made, and further, cities may also govern, how much can be transferred.

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Where does the money come from?

Revenues are derived from a number of areas, primarily from Sales Taxes, Interdepartmental Transfers, Permits, Fines, other Fees. Each revenue category fits into a special classification and then fund.

Revenue derived from Utilities

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Revenue from Sales Tax - All Funds


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Other Revenues to the General Fund Only


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Hotel Occupancy Taxe


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Drainage Fund Revenue



Crime Control Revenue


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WOW! That's A LOT of money! Where does it GO?

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General Fund Expenses


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Utility Expenses


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Hotel Occupancy Fund (HOT)


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