2021 Budget and Financial Planning
Town staff is proud to present the 2021 Proposed Budget to the community. It is important to note that continued financial uncertainty at the local, state and national levels related to the COVID-19 pandemic, could result in possible future impacts on Town operations. As with any budget, it is a challenge to balance needs with available funding, especially in a thriving community. This past year has been particularly challenging with the pandemic; however, the Town has successfully pivoted during this time. In spite of some setbacks, the Town is able to recommend a 2021 Budget that includes a healthy amount of capital projects and operating resources.
The Town’s budget is built on strategic priorities that are determined by feedback from the biennial community survey and Town Council. Our most recent survey results, from 2019, reinforce that residents appreciate the high quality of services provided in Castle Rock. In addition to considering that feedback, the Town held a virtual open house in July 2020 to gather additional input when proposing the following 2021 Budget priorities, which are unchanged from 2020:
- Ensure outstanding public safety
- Enhance our transportation
- Secure our water future
- Maintain strong Parks and Recreation
- Support economic development
- Manage Town finances conservatively
2021 Budget Documents
- 2021 Proposed Budget (PDF)
- 2021 Proposed Budget Message (PDF)
- 2021 Budget in Brief (PDF)
- 2021-2025 Balanced Financial Plan (PDF)
- 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Plan (PDF)
2021 Budget Development Timeline
2021 Budget Open House
Did you miss the 2021 Budget Open House, or want to watch it again? View the recording now to learn more about the Town’s finances, response to COVID-19, 2021 budget priorities, Capital Improvement Projects and more.
Please take a few minutes to fill out the 2021 Budget Questionnaire to share your budget priorities and questions.
Castle Rock's financial structure
Watch this video to learn more about the Town's finance structure.