2018-19 Budget

2018-19 City Council Budget Decision

The 2018-19 City Council Budget Decision (PDF) was presented to the City Council on May 22  for discussion and action. The balanced budget for fiscal year 2018-19 reflects the same budget presented on May 8 with the exception of an increase in case management funding for the Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) homeless shelter. 

On June 6, the City Council adopted the Tentative 2018-19 Budget, and on June 20, the Council adopted the Final Budget Ordinances and Funding Plan, with exception to the Final 2018-19 Operating Funds Budget (Ordinance S-44749) which was approved on June 27.  The Property Tax Levy Ordinance is scheduled for City Council approval on July 5

2018-19 Resources & Expenditures Budget

General Fund budget
General Fund resources
All Operating Funds budget

2018-19 Budget Downloads

2018-19 City Council Budget Decision (PDF) Attachment A: General Fund Additions (PDF) Attachment B: Non General Fund Additions (PDF) Attachment C: CASS Homeless Shelter (PDF) Preliminary 5-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP)(PDF) Community Budget Hearing Summary Minutes (PDF)Trial Budget Booklet (English) (PDF)Presupuesto de Phoenix para Revisión Comunitaria (PDF)

Council Decision on the 2017-18 Budget

Last July 6, 2017, the City Council adopted the Property Tax Levy Ordinance. On June 21, the City Council adopted the 2017-18 Final Budget Ordinances and Funding Plan.  On May 23, the City Council approved the 2017-18 City Manager’s Proposed Budget.  The 2017-18 budget preserves existing city services and makes significant investments in public safety, homelessness, and other important community services including, but not limited to, parks, arts, youth, and transportation. 

Following the March 21 presentation of the 2017-18 Trial Budget, we received over 300 comments via email, social media, and at 17 community budget hearings.  The 2017-18 City Manager’s Proposed Budget follows the Council’s and community’s priorities in allocating scarce resources to keep Phoenix a safe, dynamic, and desirable community. 

  • The balanced 2017-18 General Fund budget is $1,277,740,000.  

  • For all funds, which includes General, Enterprise and Special Revenue funds such as grants, all debt service, and pay-as-you-go capital costs, the  2017-18 budget (all funds) is $4,063,313,000.


Council Decision on the 2017-18 Budget Packet (PDF)Attachment A: Follow-up to May 9 Policy Session (PDF)Attachment B: Responses to Questions from May 9 Council Policy Session (PDF)Attachment C: General Fund & Non-General Fund Additions & Schedules (PDF)

Budget Books

The 2018-19 Summary Budget Book (PDF), the 2018-19 Detail Budget Book (PDF)and the 2018-23 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget Book (PDF) are now available.

Inventory of Programs

The 2017-18 Zero-Based Inventory of Programs Budget (PDF) document outlines costs, revenue, staffing levels, funding sources, and other details for more then 400 programs Citywide. The Inventory of Programs presents the City's budget by program, the key component of a Zero-Based budget approach. The document is one element of a detailed and comprehensive presentation of the budget.

5-Year Capital Improvement Program

The 2018-23 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) (PDF) was approved by the City Council on June 20.  The five-year program totals $5.6 billion, with a $1.9 billion program for 2018-19.  The CIP represents investments in the long-term health of our community.

Budget Reports

To review 2017-18 and 2018-19 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.​​

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