The City of Needles is committed to reporting its financial activities in a timely and transparent manner. This describes the City’s budgeting and financial reporting processes.
The City’s fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30. The annual budget is developed by City staff. The budget applicable to the upcoming fiscal year is annually adopted by the end of June. The adopted annual budget is posted on the City’s website. Hard copy editions of the budget are also available in the City Clerk’s office for review and the County Library.
The Finance Director presents a monthly report of fund balances. A midyear review of the City’s financial status is presented to the City Council each year approximately in February. All meetings are open to the public. In addition, at each City Council meeting, disbursement reports (warrants) are presented to the City Council for review and approval.
Each year, the City Council engages a registered independent accounting firm to conduct an examination of the City’s annual financial statements.
The independent accountants are available to respond to appropriate questions from the public. See below for Annual Audits for the City of Needles and Needles Public Utilty. An Annual audit report for the preceding fiscal year are linked below performed for both City (General) and NPUA (Needles Public Utility Authority). You can find the links below to both reports.
The adopted budget, and the audit report are posted on the City Finance page below. Copies will be provided upon payment of a copying fee.
See City Finance for current Budget & Audit Information