​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Research & Budget DepartmentResearch & Budget Department
 

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.


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​2021-22 City of Phoenix Budget Process​​

​From April 2-20, 2021 a series of Virtual Community Budget Hearings will take place. Learn how you can watch, listen, speak, or participate.



2020-21 City of Phoenix Adopted Budget

Phoenix City Charter requires a balanced budget each year. The final balanced budget was approved by City Council June 17, 2021. The Property Tax Adoption was approved by Council July 1, 2021. View the Final Budget Adoption Forms.

City Manager's Final Budget Adopti​on 2020-​21 (PDF)​​
Capital Improvement Program 2020-25 (PDF)​


​Budget Calendar

 

 

City Manager's Trial Budget and Preliminary Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Presentationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/3838City Manager's Trial Budget and Preliminary Capital Improvement Program (CIP) PresentationPhoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.3/16/2021 9:30:00 PM3/17/2021 12:00:00 AMGP0|#b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5;L0|#0b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5|Budget & Research;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b The City Manager is scheduled to present the 2021-22 City Manager's Trial Budget for Phoenix City Council consideration. The Preliminary 5-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) will also be presented. For more information, please visit the Budget and Research Department's website at www.phoenix.gov/budget . Visit the About City Council Meetings webpage for more information. Agendas will be available at the City Council Meeting and Packet Information webpage at least 24 hours before the meeting. Meetings are also aired live on Phoenix Channel​ 11 and online at ​ phoenix.gov/phxtv . ​ *** End times are approximate. ***​
2021-22 VIrtual Budget Hearings - Schedule Coming Soonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/38392021-22 VIrtual Budget Hearings - Schedule Coming SoonElectronically, via a video conferencing platform4/2/2021 12:30:00 AM4/21/2021 12:30:00 AMGP0|#b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5;L0|#0b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5|Budget & Research;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b The 2021-22 VIrtual Budget Hearings - Schedule Coming Soon​. Residents are invited to attend the virtual community budget hearings held in April (schedule coming soon) on the City Manager’s 2021-22 Trial Budget. At the hearings, residents will have an opportunity to hear about the 2021-22 City Manager's Trial Budget and provide comments. Phoenix City Council members and city staff will be available to answer questions. For more information, please visit the Budget and Research Department's webpage at www.phoenix.gov/budget . For questions or comments on the Trial Budget, to request alternative formats of the 2021-22 City Manager's Trial budget, or to request reasonable accommodations, please complete the online form , email budget.research@phoenix.gov or call 602-262-4800, TTY please use 7 - 1 - 1.
City Manager’s 2021-22 Proposed Budgethttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/3854City Manager’s 2021-22 Proposed BudgetPhoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.5/4/2021 9:30:00 PM5/5/2021 12:00:00 AMGP0|#b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5;L0|#0b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5|Budget & Research;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b City Manager’s 2021-22 Proposed Budget For more information, please visit the B​​udget and Research Department's website at www.phoenix.gov/budget . Visit the About City Council Meetings webpage for more information. Agendas will be available at the City Council Meeting and Packet Information webpage at least 24 hours before the meeting. Meetings are also aired live on Phoenix Channel​ 11 and online at ​ phoenix.gov/phxtv . ​ *** End times are approximate. ***
Council Decision on the 2021-22 Budgethttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/3855Council Decision on the 2021-22 BudgetPhoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.5/18/2021 9:30:00 PM5/19/2021 12:00:00 AMGP0|#b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5;L0|#0b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5|Budget & Research;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b The Council Decision on the 2021-22 Trial Budget is scheduled to be presented to the City Council on May 18, 2021. For more information, please visit the Budget and Research Department's website at www.phoenix.gov/budget . Visit the About City Council Meetings webpage for more information. Agendas will be available at the City Council Meeting and Packet Information webpage at least 24 hours before the meeting. Meetings are also aired live on Phoenix Channel​ 11 and online at ​ phoenix.gov/phxtv . ​ *** End times are approximate. ***​​
Budget Adoption: 2021-22 Tentative Budget Ordinance Adoptionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/3856Budget Adoption: 2021-22 Tentative Budget Ordinance AdoptionPhoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.6/2/2021 9:30:00 PM6/3/2021 12:00:00 AMGP0|#b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5;L0|#0b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5|Budget & Research;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b 2021-22 Tentative Budget Ordinance Adoption For more information, please visit the B​​udget and Research Department's website at www.phoenix.gov/budget . Visit the About City Council Meetings webpage for more information. Agendas will be available at the City Council Meeting and Packet Information webpage at least 24 hours before the meeting. Meetings are also aired live on Phoenix Channel​ 11 and online at ​ phoenix.gov/phxtv . ​ *** End times are approximate. ***​

FundPHX digital ad 

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 is available with the 2020-21 adopted budget in both English and Spanish and gives residents an opportunity to try their hand at balancing the City's $1.4 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 2021-22 operating budget.

Use the Playlist menu (upper left corner of video) to watch a specific Budget Hearing video.

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Priorities

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  • Maintain high bond ratings
  • Prioritize funding plans for critical infrastructure
  • Provide accurate and reliable forecasting
  • Maintain a transparent financial environment

Goals

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  • Expand community engagement effort to involve and educate the public on the budget process.  
  • Continue to improve economic forecasting by consulting with UofA which coordinates the State Forecasting Project.

Budget Timeline

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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. ​

Budget Ordinances, Summary Schedules & State Forms

Estimate of Revenue & Expenses (State Forms)

Budget Guide

Learn how City operations are funded and how tax dollars are spent. Explore all the City programs and services.     

Community Budget Guide (English PDF)Community Budget Guide (Spanish PDF)Citywide Inventory of Programs (PDF)

​Frequently Asked Questions