City logo and web banner

Current Year

 2012-13 Proposed Annual Budget

General Budget Information

The City of Stockton budget is comprised of separate funds. The primary fund for most day-to-day operations is the General Fund. The General Fund is the largest portion of the budget and is used to account for all financial resources except those required to be accounted for in another fund.


Sources of revenue for the General Fund include:

  • Business Tax
  • Fees for Services
  • Property Tax
  • Sales Tax
  • Utility User Tax


Enterprise Funds

Some City Departments charge fees for services provided. The budget for these functions is referred to as Enterprise Funds. These funds are used for operations, very similar to private businesses, where the expense of operation is covered by user charges.


For example:

  • Community Development Department - Building and Development
  • Municipal Utilities Department - Water, Sewer and Stormwater
  • Public Works Department, Solid Waste Division - Garbage and Recycling

Redevelopment Agency Funds

The Stockton City Council also acts as the Redevelopment Agency. Redevelopment funds are Agency Funds. Redevelopment funds can only be used for Redevelopment purposes. Projects, such as the redevelopment of the downtown waterfront, are paid for with Redevelopment Agency Funds.


Restricted Funds

Other highly specialized and restricted funds compromise a smaller portion of the City's budget and cannot be used for anything other than the specific purposes for which they were designed.


External Links

There are currently no external links.

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 7/16/2012