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.
In April, virtual community budget hearings were held to gather input on the 2021-22 Trial Budget.
Click here to watch the hearing videos and view community feedback.
On March 16, the 2021-22 Trial Budget and 2021-26 Preliminary Capital Improvement Program were presented to the City Council and community. The proposed balanced budget is an important step in the City's Zero-Based Budget development process. Community input is a valuable part of the process in developing the final budget.
The 2021-22 Proposed Budget was presented to City Council on May 4 and was approved on May 18. The 2021-22 Tentative Budget Adoption was approved by City Council on June 2. The Final Budget Adoption was approved on June 16 and the Property Tax Levy Adoption is scheduled for Council approval on July 1.
Phoenix City Charter requires a balanced budget each year. The final 2020-21 balanced budget was approved by City Council June 17, 2020. The Property Tax Adoption was approved by Council July 1, 2020. View the
Final Budget Adoption Forms.
City Manager's Final Budget Adoption 2020-21 (PDF)Capital Improvement Program 2020-25 (PDF)
FundPHX is an online tool that was launched in January 2020 designed to educate and engage the public in the City's annual budget process. The tool will be available in early fall with the 2021-22 adopted budget in both English and Spanish and will give residents an opportunity to try their hand at balancing the City's $1.6 billion General Fund operating budget. It will also allow residents to provide feedback on current funding levels and share community priorities with staff. Information collected in the tool from residents will be shared regularly with City Council so it can help guide development of the 2022-23 operating budget.
Use the Playlist menu (upper left corner of video) to watch a specific Budget Hearing video.
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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.
Learn how City operations are funded and how tax dollars are spent. Explore all the City programs and services.
City Council Meetings
Budget and Research Glossary
Public Record Requests
See List of Budget Awards
Community Budget Hearings (PDF) (FUTURE)
Balancing Act Graphic and link (FUTURE)
Learn how the budget is prepared annually and how to get involved in the budget process.