1. Budget Office meets with all department heads and provides the memo of expectations, and the budget packets. 2. Each department analyzes its needs and creates a requested budget. 3. Departments present the requested budget to the budget office for review. 4. After reviewing the requests the Budget Office meets one-on-one with each department head and their fiscal representatives to garner justification for the requests. 5. The Budget Office makes adjustments to the departments requests. 6. The Budget Office and the County Executive review all requests and adjustments to finalize a recommended budget to present to the legislative body. 7. Legislators on the Finance Committee review the recommended budget and meet with department heads and the Budget Office for justification. 8. The Finance Committee makes adjustments if necessary and present a report to the full legislative body. 9. The Legislature reviews all recommendations and makes adjustments as necessary. 10. The Legislature votes on the budget with all adjustments included. 11. The County Executive has the ability to veto any of the adjustments to the recommended budget. 12. The Legislature has one final opportunity to overturn any vetoes. 13. The budget is adopted and ratified.