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Budget messagePreliminary hearings.

In every code city a budget message prepared by or under the direction of the city's chief administrative officer shall be submitted as a part of the preliminary budget to the city's legislative body at least sixty days before the beginning of the city's next fiscal year and shall contain the following:
(1) An explanation of the budget document;
(2) An outline of the recommended financial policies and programs of the city for the ensuing fiscal year;
(3) A statement of the relation of the recommended appropriation to such policies and programs;
(4) A statement of the reason for salient changes from the previous year in appropriation and revenue items;
(5) An explanation for any recommended major changes in financial policy.
Prior to the final hearing on the budget, the legislative body or a committee thereof, shall schedule hearings on the budget or parts thereof, and may require the presence of department heads to give information regarding estimates and programs.
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