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July 1Adoption of 2015-16 Property Tax Levy

June 17 - Adoption of Funding Plan & Adopt Final Ordinances for 2015-16 Budgets

June 3Adoption of Tentative Ordinances for 2015-16 Budgets & Final 5-Year CIP Resolution

May 19 - Council Action on 2015-16 Budget  – The City Council approved the 2015-16 City Manager’s Proposed Budget.  This provides a balanced budget as required by City Charter, improves City services, and brings the Public Safety Funds into balance allowing hiring of police officers and firefighters.  The budget does not increase taxes or fees for service. 

May 5City Manager's Proposed Budget was presented. 

April 7 - The Preliminary 5-year Capital Improvement Program was presented.

April  - Community budget hearings were held.  Residents are invited to offer input on the proposed budget via phone, an online form, a letter, or via email at budget.research@phoenix.gov The budget summary, “Phoenix Budget for Community Review,” is available in English and Spanish.  The City Manager's 2015-16 Trial Budget video and videos of budget hearings may be viewed on the city's YouTube channel playlist.

March 24 - The City Manager’s Trial Budget was presented and included proposals to provide a balanced 2015-16 budget. 

Feb. 24 - The 2015-16 General Fund Status Update and Five-Year General Fund Forecast as well as the Public Safety Funds Forecast and Hiring Plan were presented.

Feb. 10 - The Zero-Based Inventory of Programs Budget document was presented to the City Council outlining costs, revenue, staffing levels, funding source, and other detail for more than 400 programs Citywide.

For the most recent budget related documents refer to the Reports section.

For the most recent revenue update refer to the General Fund revenue report.​

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