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Budget and Research

Phoenix City Hall 

Thank you for visiting our website.  We're committed to helping residents know how their tax dollars are allocated, making information transparent and understandable, and involving the community in our budget process.  As part of our continuing enhancements this site was redesigned to help you more easily find budget information, learn more about how the budget process works, and to participate.

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​News & Important Information

Upcoming Budget Items

March 24 - The City Manager’s Trial Budget will be presented, and will include proposals to provide a balanced 2015-16 budget. 

April  - Community budget hearings.  Residents are invited to attend hearings and offer input on the proposed budget.  We also offer the opportunity to submit statements via telephone, an online comment form, or paper correspondence.

April 7 - The Preliminary five-year Capital Improvement Program will be presented.

Previous Budget Items 

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.

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.

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.

​Frequently Asked Questions



How much is budgeted for a city program?24 much is budgeted for a city program?
How much is spent on staffing costs?35 much is spent on staffing costs?
Where can I find detailed budget documents?37 can I find detailed budget documents?/budget/annualbudget
What is the definition of Preliminary Budget?40 is the definition of Preliminary Budget?/budget/glossary
How do I participate in the budget process?39 do I participate in the budget process?/calendar/budget

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