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

 

 

2019-20 Inventory of Programs (Zero-Based Budget)https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/243324332019-20 Inventory of Programs (Zero-Based Budget)2/5/2019 9:30:00 PMPhoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.
Budget Adoption: Preliminary 2019-20 Budget Statushttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/24342434Budget Adoption: Preliminary 2019-20 Budget Status2/26/2019 9:30:00 PMCity Council Policy Sessions are conducted in the City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.
Budget Adoption: City Manager’s Trial Budget and Preliminary CIPhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/24352435Budget Adoption: City Manager’s Trial Budget and Preliminary CIP3/19/2019 9:30:00 PMCity Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.

​Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

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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