What is the difference between a department, a division and a program in the City's budget?
Departments are the major organizational sub-divisions. They have a broad overall purpose. Divisions are the major operational areas of the City. Each division is assigned to one of the City’s departments according to the type of activity it performs. Programs are operating units within the division. Each program represents a specific type of activity within its division aimed at providing a service for which the City is responsible. For example, one program in the Transportation Division is Street Maintenance which resides in the Transportation Services Department. Based on staff’s assessment of costs and needs, the desires of citizens and the priorities of the City Council, the Transportation Division is budgeted a set amount of money to accomplish street maintenance.

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1. What is the City's total budget?
2. What is a City budget?
3. How is the City's budget developed?
4. What are "funds" and why does the City have them?
5. What is the General Fund portion of the City's budget?
6. What is an Enterprise Fund?
7. What is the difference between a department, a division and a program in the City's budget?
8. What is a property tax? What is the City's current property tax rate for operations?
9. How much does the average citizen pay based on the above tax rate?
10. What is the total sales tax rate in Fayetteville?
11. What is the total number of City positions?
12. What is a full-time equivalent position (FTE)?
13. What is the CIP (Capital Improvements Plan)?
14. What is the difference between the capital budget and the operating budget?
15. What are the responsibilities of the Budget & Information Management Division of the Finance & Internal Services Department?
16. How do I get involved in the budget process?
17. What is the population of Fayetteville?
18. What is the largest source of revenue for the City?
19. How do I get a copy of the city budget?