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Each spring, the mayor submits to the Council a proposed budget for the management and operation of District agencies. The Council - through committee work - then conducts hearings with each government agency to review performance and expenses, and then submits a marked-up budget to the mayor for approval. For a detailed explanation of the process, visit our How We Pass the Budget page.
In preparation for each agency performance and budget oversight hearing, Council committees ask all government agencies a series of detailed questions about performance, employees, services, spending, and accounting practices.