Every year, the City Council adopts a Budget and Financial Plan for the next fiscal year, which runs from July 1 – June 30 annually. The budget is the City’s business and financial plan for the year, reflects resource allocations consistent with City policies, goals and priorities and incorporates projects and services that reflect the highest priority areas for the Milpitas community.




The Proposed Operating Budget is now available for review. On Wednesday, May 15, the City Council will consider the proposed Operating Budget at 6 p.m. in the Senior Center. There is still time to provide your input! Join us at the Study Session or provide written comments to finance@ci.milpitas.ca.gov 


Following the March 12 CIP Budget Study Session, the 2019-2014 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget has been revised. The changes will also be discussed at the May 15 Council Study Session.


An integral part of the budget development is hearing from the community! We recently held two budget community meetings to provide information about the City’s budget process, where money comes from, how it is spent and solicited input on what services should be priority over the next year.

Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Sinnott Elementary School, Wild Cat Lab
2025 Yellowstone Avenue, Milpitas 95035

Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Barbara Lee Senior Center, Rooms 140 and 141
457 E Calaveras Boulevard, Milpitas 95035

Weren’t able to attend one of the community meetings? The Powerpoint presentation is available here for your review.

In January 2019, the City contracted with Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) to conduct a City-wide survey on levels of satisfaction regarding city services. FM3 is a California-based company that has been conducting public policy-oriented opinion research since 1981 and has worked with hundreds of local government agencies in research and strategic services. In order to conduct a true community satisfaction survey of adult residents, FM3 conducted an “address-based” survey with a combination of phone numbers, emails and residential addresses. The survey launched the weekend of January 12-13, 2019 and was available in English, Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Both email and mailed postcards were sent to geographical clusters throughout the City directing recipients to complete an online survey and after the first wave was completed, remaining open areas were targeted to complete a telephone survey. Because of the strong response from the community, FM3 was able to provide statistically sound and fully representative results from the adult residents of Milpitas at a 95% confidence interval, higher than originally anticipated, clearly demonstrating that the community is eager to provide their  feedback to the City Council and administration and have a very strong favorable sentiment towards Milpitas and the services offered.


  1. To set goals, objectives and service levels for the City to meet during the next year
  2. To estimate and allocate the money the City will take in and spend during the year


To review the current and most recent Budget and Financial Plan documents, visit the Budget & Financial Plan page of the City’s website.


Have a few minutes? Take our online survey to share what matters most to you with the City Council as we are preparing recommendations for the annual budget! Take the Milpitas Budget Challenge: spend imaginary money on what you think are the most important areas the City should focus on for the next year. What you spend on each area will show how important you think it is. Are you ready to pitch in? Take the survey today!