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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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

 

 

Budget Adoption: City Manager’s 2019-20 Proposed Budgethttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/2437Budget Adoption: City Manager’s 2019-20 Proposed BudgetCity Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. 5/7/2019 9:30:00 PM5/8/2019 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​City Manager’s 2019-20 Proposed Budget 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/phxtvView the City Council Meetings page on the Thursday prior to the Council meeting after 500 P.M. to view the report in the agenda packet. For more information, please visit the Budget and Research Department's website at www.phoenix.gov/budget Questions or comments on the budget can be submitted on the online form, by email at budget.research@phoenix.gov, or by phone at 602-262-4800., TTY dial 7-1-1. The meeting end time is estimated.
Council Decision on the 2019-20 Budgethttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/2438Council Decision on the 2019-20 BudgetCity Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. 5/22/2019 9:30:00 PM5/23/2019 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 Council Decision on the 2019-20 Trial Budget is scheduled to be presented to the City Council on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The City Council Report is scheduled to be available by the evening of May 17, 2019, on the City Council Meeting website under the May 22 meeting under the following link https//www.phoenix.gov/cityclerk/publicmeetings/city-council-meetingsCity 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, alternative formats of the proposed budget, or reasonable accommodations, please complete the online form at https//www.phoenix.gov/budget/contact-us, email budget.research@phoenix.gov or call 602-262-4800, TTY please use 7 - 1 - 1. The meeting end time is estimated.
Budget Adoption: 2019-20 Tentative Budget Ordinance Adoptionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/2439Budget Adoption: 2019-20 Tentative Budget Ordinance AdoptionCity Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. 6/5/2019 9:30:00 PM6/6/2019 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​2019-20 Tentative Budget Ordinance Adoption City Council Formal Sessions are conducted in the City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. Live gavel-to-gavel coverage and videos of the City Council meetings are cablecast on Phoenix Channel 11 and online at ​phoenix.gov/phxtv The agenda and packet will be posted at https//www.phoenix.gov/cityclerk/publicmeetings/city-council-meetingson the Thursday night prior to the meeting date. For more info, please visit phoenix.gov/budget The meeting end time is an approximate end time.

​Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

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