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

City Manager's Proposed Trial Budget (PDF)

Attachment A: Proposed General Fund Supplementals (PDF)

Attachment B:  Proposed Non-General Fund Supplementals (PDF)

Attachment C:  Community Budget Hearing Schedule (PDF)

Attachment D:  2019-20 General Fund Revenue Estimates (PDF)


2019-24 Preliminary 5-Year Capital Program (PDF)

Current Five-Year General Fund Forecast (PDF)


Community Budget Hearings: Meeting Dates and Locations Have Been Announced

Community Budget HearingsThere are 19 Community Budget Hearings scheduled for the 2019-20 Trial Budget. Download a PDF with the list of dates, times, and locations, or explore the map to find a location.

2019-20 Community Budget Hearing Meeting Locations (PDF)

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

 

 

Community Budget Hearing D6Pecos Community Center, 17010 S. 48th Street4/2/2019 3:00:00 PM4/2/2019 5:00:00 PMGP0|#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 Note District 6 (D6) Residents are invited to attend community budget hearings to discuss the City Manager’s 2019-20 Trial Budget. At the hearings, residents will have an opportunity to comment and provide input on the 2019-20 trial budget. Phoenix City Council members and city staff will be available to answer questions. The 2019-20 Trial Budget is scheduled to be presented to the City Council on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 230 P.M. The report will be available to the public the evening of March 14, 2019, on the City Council Meeting website at https//www.phoenix.gov/cityclerk/publicmeetings/city-council-meetings For more information and to see the entire hearing schedule, please visit the Budget and Research Department's website at www.phoenix.gov/budget Questions or comments can be submitted on the trial budget on the online form under this link https//www.phoenix.gov/budget/contact-us For more information, alternative formats of the proposed budget, or reasonable accommodations, please complete the online form, email budget.research@phoenix.gov or call 602-262-4800, TTY please use 7 - 1 - 1. The meeting end time is estimated.
Community Budget Hearing, D6Devonshire Community Center, 2802 E. Devonshire Ave.4/2/2019 5:30:00 PM4/2/2019 7:00:00 PMGP0|#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 Note District (D6) Location Auditorium Residents are invited to attend community budget hearings to discuss the City Manager’s 2019-20 Trial Budget. At the hearings, residents will have an opportunity to comment and provide input on the 2019-20 trial budget. Phoenix City Council members and city staff will be available to answer questions. The 2019-20 Trial Budget is scheduled to be presented to the City Council on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 230 P.M. The report will be available to the public the evening of March 14, 2019, on the City Council Meeting website at https//www.phoenix.gov/cityclerk/publicmeetings/city-council-meetings For more information and to see the entire hearing schedule, please visit the Budget and Research Department's website at www.phoenix.gov/budget Questions or comments can be submitted on the trial budget on the online form under this link https//www.phoenix.gov/budget/contact-us For more information, alternative formats of the proposed budget, or reasonable accommodations, please complete the online form, email budget.research@phoenix.gov or call 602-262-4800, TTY please use 7 - 1 - 1. The meeting end time is estimated.
2019-20 "Phoenix Budget for Community Review" Booklet/Tabloidonline or at hearings4/3/2019 12:00:00 AM4/3/2019 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 2019-20 "Phoenix Budget for Community Review" booklet/tabloid will be available at community budget hearings and on the Budget & Research Department webpage at www.phoenix.gov/budget by April 2, 2019. The "Phoenix Budget for Community Review" booklet or tabloid summarizes the 2019-20 City Manager's Trial Budget. The 2019-20 City Manager's Trial Budget and the 2019-24 Preliminary Five-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) are scheduled to be presented to the City Council at their Policy Session on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 230 P.M. The meeting end time is estimated. Residents are invited to attend community budget hearings held in April on the City Manager’s 2019-20 Trial Budget. At the hearings, residents will have an opportunity to hear about the 2019-20 City Manager's Trial Budget and provide comments. Phoenix City Council members and city staff will be available to answer questions. View the 2019-20 City Manager's Trial Budget (PDF) View the 2019-24 Preliminary Five-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) (PDF) View the Community Budget Hearing Schedule (PDF) View the City Council Meetings page and the agenda packet for the March 19, 2019 Policy Session (PDF) City Council Policy Sessions are conducted in the City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. Live coverage and videos of the City Council meetings are cablecast on Phoenix Channel 11 and online at ​www.phoenix.gov/phxtv 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 2019-20 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.

​Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

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2019-20 Budget Development Process

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Get Involved

 

Community Budget Hearings (PDF) (FUTURE)

Balancing Act Graphic and link (FUTURE)

Or Engagement

 

 

Learn how the budget is prepared annually and how to get involved in the budget process.  

 

Phoenix Budget 101