The City Council / Agency Board is committed to strategic planning and goal setting. The Council and Management staff routinely conduct two strategic planning sessions a year, one in June and one in January. The long-term goals and six-month objectives developed in these sessions form the basis for the development of the budget. Proposed budgets are presented to Council / Board in May of each year and a follow up study session follows. Two public meetings are held in June to discuss the budget and hear community input. The budget is adopted in June.