Research & Budget DepartmentResearch & Budget Department
 

Financial Excellence. The Budget & Research Department is committed to maintaining a fiscally sound and sustainable financial plan and budget that reflects community values and resident priorities. To provide input about your budget priorities, visit FundPHX.


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​2020-21 City of Phoenix     Budget Process​​

Phoenix City Charter requires a balanced budget each year. On April 13, City Council approved the Revised Trial Budget. On May 5, the City Manager presented his proposed budget which included the items approved by City Council on April 13. The Council approved the proposed budget on May 19, with Tentative Adoption scheduled for June 3 and June 8 and Final Adoption June 17. Property Tax Adoption is scheduled for July 1.  

 

City Manager's Proposed Budget 2020-21 (PDF)Att A - Proposed General Fund Summary (PDF)Att B - Council Approved Reduction Options (PDF)Att C - Council Approved Supplementals (PDF)Att D - Financial Schedules (PDF)Att E - 2020-21 Legal Budget Adoption Process (PDF)

City Manager's Original Proposed Trial Budget (PDF)

Prelimary 5 Yr Capital Improvement Program (PDF)

Community Input

Community input is a valuable part of the budget process, unfortunately due to COVID 19 restrictions on public gatherings, all customary community budget hearings have been cancelled.

Residents may submit comments by completing a Budget Feedback Form or by calling Budget and Research Department at (602) 262-4800.

Community budget feedback and questions will be included in the City Council agendas. 

April 20-May 19, 2020 Community Budget Feedback Summary (PDF)

April 17-May 1, 2020 Community Budget Feedback Summary (PDF)

April 1-17, 2020 Community Budget Feedback Summary (PDF)

March 2020 Community Budget Feedback Summary (PDF)​

Budget Feedback Form

City Council Meeting Participation

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2018-19 Budget. We Want to Hear From You! Questions or Comments? Email: Budget.Research@Phoenix.gov. Phone: 602-262-4800. Follow #PhoenixBudget on Social Media

 

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The proposed budget is a balanced budget, however we are closely monitoring the negative impact that COVID-19 is having on City revenues. In case mid-year adjustments to the 2020-21 budget are needed, Budget and Research staff are working to update the FundPHX tool to include a list of the potential mid-year budget reductions that will be considered by City Council and the Community. Residents will be able to provide feedback on FundPhx again starting in June, to support any community budget hearings that may be necessary to discuss potential budget reductions​​

Use the Playlist menu (upper left corner of video) to watch a specific Budget Hearing video.

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Priorities

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  • Maintain high bond ratings
  • Prioritize funding plans for critical infrastructure
  • Provide accurate and reliable forecasting
  • Maintain a transparent financial environment

Goals

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  • Expand community engagement effort to involve and educate the public on the budget process.  
  • Continue to improve economic forecasting by consulting with UofA which coordinates the State Forecasting Project.

Budget Timeline

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August-February: Revenue and expenditure estimates are updated.

April: Public budget hearings are held and input is provided to Council.

May: City Manager's Budget presented and Council provides policy guidance.

June: Tentative and Final budgets are presented to Council and the 5-year Capital Improvement Program is adopted.

July: Council adopts the property tax rates and property tax levies specified in the budget.

Budget Ordinances, Summary Schedules & State Forms

Estimate of Revenue & Expenses (State Forms)

Budget Guide

Learn how City operations are funded and how tax dollars are spent. Explore all the City programs and services.     

Citywide Inventory of Programs (PDF)

​Budget Calendar

 

 

Budget Adoption: 2020-21 Tentative Budget Ordinance Adoption https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/3554Budget Adoption: 2020-21 Tentative Budget Ordinance Adoption City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. 6/8/2020 6:00:00 PM6/8/2020 8:00:00 PMGP0|#b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5;L0|#0b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5|Budget & Research;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ The 2020-21 Tentative Budget Ordinance Adoption is scheduled to be presented to the City Council on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The City Council Report on the Proposed Budget will be available online by the evening of May 28, 2020, on the City Co​uncil Meeting website https//www.phoenix.gov/cityclerk/publicmeetings/city-council-meetings City Council Policy Sessions are conducted in the City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. Live coverage and videos of the City Council meetings are cablecast on Phoenix Channel 11 and online at https//phoenix.gov/phxtv Per the most recent guidelines from the federal government that no more than 10 people should be gathered in a room at the same time, no residents will be allowed in the Council Chambers.​ for this meeting. You can find City Council Reports and how to participate remotely on the City Council Meetings page. For more information, alternative formats of the proposed budget, or reasonable accommodations, please complete the online form at https//www.phoenix.gov/budget/contact-us , email budget.research@phoenix.gov or call 602-262-4800, TTY please use 7 - 1 - 1. The meeting end time is estimated.
Budget Adoption: 2020-21 Funding Plan and Final Budget Ordinance Adoptionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/3154Budget Adoption: 2020-21 Funding Plan and Final Budget Ordinance AdoptionCity Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. 6/17/2020 9:30:00 PM6/18/2020 12:00:00 AMGP0|#b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5;L0|#0b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5|Budget & Research;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b 2020-21 Funding Plan and Final Budget Ordinance Adoption City Council Formal Sessions are conducted in the City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. Live gavel-to-gavel coverage and videos of the City Council meetings are cablecast on Phoenix Channel 11 and online at ​ https//phoenix.gov/phxtv The agenda and packet will be posted at https//www.phoenix.gov/cityclerk/publicmeetings/city-council-meetings on the Thursday night prior to the meeting date. For more info, please visit https//Phoenix.gov/Budget The meeting end time is an approximate end time.
Budget Adoption: 2020-21 Property Tax Levy Ordinance Adoptionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/3155Budget Adoption: 2020-21 Property Tax Levy Ordinance AdoptionCity Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. 7/1/2020 8:00:00 PM7/2/2020 12:00:00 AMGP0|#b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5;L0|#0b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5|Budget & Research;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b 2020-21 Property Tax Levy Ordinance Adoption City Council Formal Sessions are conducted in the City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. Live gavel-to-gavel coverage and videos of the City Council meetings are cablecast on Phoenix Channel 11 and online at ​ https//phoenix.gov/phxtv The exact meeting start time, agenda and packet will be posted at https//www.phoenix.gov/cityclerk/publicmeetings/city-council-meetings on the Thursday night prior to the meeting date. For more info, please https//Phoenix.gov/Budget The meeting start and end times shown are currently approximate.


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