Budget InfoCity Manager's Trial Budget

The City Manager’s Trial Budget (PDF) for fiscal year 2017-18 was presented at the March 21 City Council Policy Session.  The Trial Budget provides the Mayor and City Council, the community, and our employee groups an opportunity to review a proposed balanced budget well in advance of the deadlines for making final budget decisions. 

City Manager's Trial Budget & Attachments

City Manager’s Trial Budget (PDF)General Fund Proposed Budget Additions (PDF)Non-General Fund Proposed Budget Additions (PDF)General Fund Revenue Estimates (PDF)

Community Budget Hearings

The Trial Budget will be presented to Phoenix residents at a variety of locations between April 4-20 at 17 community budget hearings (PDF).  As a result of public input, changes could be made when the City Manager’s Proposed Budget is presented on May 9.  Feedback may be provided at the budget hearings or online.

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5-Year Capital Improvement Program

The 2017-22 Preliminary Capital Improvement Program (CIP) (PDF) was presented at the March 21 City Council Policy Session.  The five-year program totals $4.6 billion, with a $1.26 billion program for 2017-18.  The CIP represents investments in the long-term health of our community.

2017-18 Budget Adoption Calendar

  • May 9 - City Manager's Proposed Budget
  • May 23 - Council Budget Decision
  • June 7 - Adopt Tentative Budget Ordinance
  • June 21 - Adopt Final Budget Ordinance & Funding Plan
  • July 6 - Property Tax Levy Ordinance Adoption

To review 2017-18 budget development documents, visit the Reports section.    

Budget & Research

The Budget & Research Department is committed to helping residents understand how their tax dollars are allocated. We make information transparent and easy to understand. The community is invited to be involved in the budget process. Explore this site to learn about the city's budget process and how to participate.

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General Fund Revenue

For the most recent revenue update refer to the General Fun​d Revenue Report (PDF). For additional budget related documents refer to the Reports Section.​​

​Frequently Asked Questions



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​Budget and Research Events



Helen Drake Senior Center Community Budget Hearinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/17281728Helen Drake Senior Center Community Budget Hearing4/4/2017 3:30:00 PM7600 N. 27th Ave (Council District 1 & 5)
Pecos Community Center Community Budget Hearinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/17291729Pecos Community Center Community Budget Hearing4/4/2017 3:30:00 PM17010 S. 48th St. (Council District 6)
Steele Indian School Park Community Budget Hearinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/17301730Steele Indian School Park Community Budget Hearing4/5/2017 1:00:00 AMMemorial Hall 300 E. Indian School Rd. (Council District 4)

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