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1565 First Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
PO Box 1058
Sarasota, FL 32430
Phone: 941-954-4185
Fax: 941-954-4189

Department Contact/Email Phone
Budget + Budget Amendments Michelle Valentich 941-926-6426
Kelly Bennett 941-926-6575
Capital Improvement Plan Budget Kelly Strickland 941-954-4104
Audited Financial Reports (CAFR) David Flatt 941-954-4119
Lorrie Simmons 941-554-1065
Marna Egyed 941-926-6419
Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) Lorrie Simmons 941-554-1065
Citizens Tax Oversight Committee Marjorie Holman 941-954-4114
Departmental Banking and Accounting
Mark Stinson 941-926-6425
Marjorie Holman 941-954-4114
Payment for Vendor Services Lisa Shay 941-926-6422
Pre-Annexation Tax Payments Marjorie Holman 941-954-4114
Monthly Financial Reports Marna Egyed 941-926-6419
Investing of Municipal Funds Kelly Strickland 941-954-4104
Property Lease Payments Marjorie Holman 941-954-4114
Bonds, Debt, and Credit Rating
Kelly Strickland 941-954-4104
David Flatt 941-954-4119
City Employee Payroll Michele Keeler 941-926-6420
Grants Coordination Laura Wittenbauer 941-926-6423
Bottled and Metered Gas Tax Payments Marjorie Holman 941-954-4114

Financial Reports and Plans

Annual Adopted Budgets

Current Fiscal Year

Previous Fiscal Years

Amendments to the Adopted Budget

Annual Adopted Capital Improvement Plans

  • Expenses over $50,000 used to create and maintain facilities, land, and major equipment
  • 10-year plan with a 5-year adopted funding schedule

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR)

  • Record of all actual expenditures and revenues, reported after the close of the fiscal year (October 1 to September 30th)
  • Financial statements that comply with the accounting requirements endorsed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
  • Excellence in Financial Reporting National Award Winner

Popular Annual Financial Reports (PAFR)

Water and Sewer Fund Monthly Status Report

  • Preliminary/unaudited financial reports
  • Reported within 15 days of the close of the month
  • Compares current and previous fiscal year revenues and expenditures
  • Provided monthly for the City Commission in compliance with City Policy

Departments and “Other” Funds Monthly Status Report

  • Preliminary/unaudited financial reports
  • Reported within 15 days of the close of the month
  • Compares current and previous fiscal year revenues and expenditures
  • Provided monthly for the City Commission in compliance with City Policy

Annual Debt Reports

  • Overview of all of the City’s existing debt
  • Provides the reasoning for each Bond and Loan
  • Includes workforce obligations (Pensions and retiree health care)

Investment Reports

  • Provided after the close of each quarter, and an annual summary
  • Details the short-term and long-range investments and returns
  • Prepared by City Investment counselor PCM

Major Revenues Manual


Fiscal Policies


Grants Coordination


Taxes and Assessments

Ad Valorem Taxes

Citizen Tax Oversight Committee

Penny Sales Taxes

Bottled and Metered Gas Tax Payments

Special Assessment and Special Taxing Districts

The City of Sarasota Finance Department oversees the annual budgets of the:

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