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City of Cheyenne approves $147.3M budget for fiscal year 2025; BOPU funded $59.6M

The budget covers funding for all city offices, departments and divisions.

From left, Ken Esquibel, Mayor Patrick Collins, Mark Rinne and Michelle Aldrich wait to begin Cheyenne City Council's regular meeting Monday, April 8 inside the Cheyenne Municipal Building. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Following weeks of budget work sessions, the city’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year has been approved.

Cheyenne’s City Council finally passed its budget of $147,637,616 for fiscal year 2025 at Monday night’s meeting. The fiscal year begins July 1, with the budget covering funds for all city offices, departments and divisions.

In addition to the city’s budget, councilmembers approved the fiscal year 2025 budget for the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities. The BOPU budget is set at $59,678,870, which is split between its Water Enterprise ($37,025,450) and Sewer Enterprise ($22,653,420).

“Trying to understand what revenues are going to be in the next year is always a challenge,” Mayor Patrick Collins said at the city’s Committee of the Whole meeting June 3. “But I think for the first time … we are in a great position. We have wonderful reserves, and if we do have a downturn in our economy, we’re really well positioned to handle that. And I think our future looks really bright.”

The city announced its anticipated budget in early May. From May 8-16, councilmembers met with city department leaders to discuss budget requests and changes compared to prior fiscal years. 

For more coverage on the city’s department budgets, check out Cap City News’s coverage below.

A copy of the city’s adopted budget for fiscal year 2025 can be viewed below.