Research & Budget Department Research & 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.


 

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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.

2019-20 Budget Adoption Calendar (PDF)

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: Preliminary 2019-20 Budget StatusCity Council Policy Sessions are conducted in the City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. 2/26/2019 9:30:00 PM2/27/2019 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​Preliminary 2019-20 Budget Status and 5-Year General Fund Forecast City Council Policy 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 ​phoenix.gov/phxtv The agenda and Policy Session packet will be posted at https//www.phoenix.gov/cityclerk/publicmeetings/city-council-meetingson the Thursday night prior to the meeting date. For more info, please visit phoenix.gov/budget The meeting end time is an approximate end time.
Budget Adoption: City Manager’s Trial Budget and Preliminary CIPCity Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. 3/19/2019 9:30:00 PM3/20/2019 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​Budget Adoption 2019-20 City Manager’s Trial Budget and Preliminary 5-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) City Council Policy 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 ​phoenix.gov/phxtv The agenda and Policy Session packet will be posted at https//www.phoenix.gov/cityclerk/publicmeetings/city-council-meetingson the Thursday night prior to the meeting date. For more info, please visit phoenix.gov/budget The meeting end time is an approximate end time.
Budget Adoption: Publish 2019-20 Budget Tabloidwww.phoenix.gov/budget4/2/2019 12:00:00 AM4/2/2019 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 Publish the "Phoenix Budget for Community Review" booklet/tabloid The "Phoenix Budget for Community Review" booklet or tabloid summarizes the 2019-20 proposed budget. More detailed information can be found at phoenix.gov/budget on April 1. The 2019-20 Trial Budget is presented to residents, at a series of public meetings in April, and is always available at phoenix.gov/budget. Feedback on the proposed 2019-20 budget is an integral part of this process, and is valuable in helping the city’s budget take shape each year.

​Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

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Get Involved

 

Community Budget Hearings (PDF) (FUTURE)

Balancing Act Graphic and link (FUTURE)

Or Engagement

 

 

Learn how the budget is prepared annually and how to get involved in the budget process.  

 

Phoenix Budget 101