Research & Budget Department Research & 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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2019-20 Budget Development

On June 19, the 2019-20 City Council Budget Decision (PDF) and the 2019-24 Capital Improvement Program (PDF) was adopted at the Formal City Council meeting, which provided a balanced budget.

Building on the Trial Budget (PDF) presented on March 19, the budget adds additional elements that follow the City Council and community's priorities gathered at the 20 citywide community budget hearings.

The 2019-20 annual budget preserves existing city services and makes significant investments in Public Safety, Neighborhood Preservation and Revitalization, Community Services , Infrastructure Maintenance, Census 2020 and employee compensation.

View budget ordinances, summary schedules and state forms  

Estimate of Revenue & Expenses (State Forms)

 

Trial Budget & Community Input

Budget and Research held 20 Community Budget Hearings around Phoenix from April 2- 18 to present the City Manager's Trial Budget to the community and gather public feedback and input. This feedback was taken into consideration by the City Council and City Manager to develop the budget for the new year. 

Watch videos and view the hearing minutes

City Manager's Proposed Trial Budget (PDF)

2019-20 Trial Budget Summary Booklet in English (PDF)

Spanish: Presupuesto de Phoenix para revisión comunitaria (PDF)

Watch videos from each budget hearing

2019-20 Budget Hearings Summary Minutes (PDF)

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

Ver video en español

Current Budget Books & Reports

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.

2019-20 Budget Adoption Calendar (PDF)

Budget Guide

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

Citywide Inventory of Programs (PDF)

​Budget Calendar

 

 

​Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

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