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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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​

Community Budget Hearings

In early April, the City of Phoenix ​hosted 11 Community Budget Hearings to gather feedback on the proposed fiscal year (FY) 2024-25 Trial Budget. ​Community Feedback is a vital part of the budget process and will be considered in the development of the City Manager's budget. Information on Formal City Council Meeting dates for adoption of the 2024-25 Budget can be found by visiting the Budget Calendar​. Information on the Community Budget Hearings can be found by visiting the ​​Budget Hearing website​.​​​

2024-25 Budget Process

2024-25 General Fund Status & Multi - Year Forecast (PDF)2024​​​​​-25 City Manager's Trial Budget Packet (PDF) 2024-29 Preliminary Capital Improvement Program (PDF)2024-25 City Manager's Proposed Budget​  (PDF)​​2024-25 City Council Budget Decision (PDF)​​


On November 7, 2023 Phoenix voters passed the City Council approved $500 million General Obligation (GO) Bond Program. GO Bond programs help to fund critical infrastructure and rehabilitation needs of City facilities such as parks, libraries, fire and police stations, affordable housing, streets and storm drains. Approved projects will be prioritized and allocated over the five-year period of 2024-25 to 2028-29 and included in the Preliminary Capital Improvement Program (CIP) scheduled to be presented to City Council on March 19, 2024. Learn more about the GO Bond Program by visiting ​​the Projects & Reports page​. Visit the 2023 GO Bond Program site for more information.​​

​Budget Calendar

 

 

Budget Adoption: 2024-25 Tentative Budget Ordinance Adoptionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/5306Budget Adoption: 2024-25 Tentative Budget Ordinance AdoptionCouncil Chambers, 200. W Jefferson St.5/29/2024 9:30:00 PM5/30/2024 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 ​ ​ 2024-25 Tentative Budget Ordinance Adoption For more information, please visit the B udget and Research Department's website at www.phoenix.gov/budget . For more information about Council mee tings, visit the About City Council Meetings webpage . 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. *** No
Budget Adoption: 2024-25 Funding Plan and Final Budget Ordinance Adoptionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/5307Budget Adoption: 2024-25 Funding Plan and Final Budget Ordinance AdoptionCouncil Chambers, 200. W Jefferson St.6/12/2024 9:30:00 PM6/13/2024 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 ​ ​ 2024-25 Funding Plan and Final Budget Ordinance Adoption. For more information, please visit the Budget and Research Department's website at www.phoenix.gov/budget . For more information about Council meetings, visit the About City Council Meetings webpage . 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. *** ​ No
Budget Adoption: 2024-25 Property Tax Levy Ordinance Adoptionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/5308Budget Adoption: 2024-25 Property Tax Levy Ordinance AdoptionCouncil Chambers, 200. W Jefferson St.7/1/2024 9:30:00 PM7/2/2024 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 ​ ​ 2024-25 Property Tax Levy Ordinance Adoption. For more information, please visit the Budget and Research Department's website at www.phoenix.gov/b udget . Visit the About City Council Meetings web page 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 ar e approximate. *** No

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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 2024-25 City Manager's Trial Budget in both English and Spanish. It allows 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 2024-25 operating budget.

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.

March: City Manager's Proposed Trial Budget and Preliminary Capital Improvement Program presented to Council.

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 dolla​​rs are spent. Explore all the City programs and services.     ​

Community Budget Guide (English PDF)Community Budget Guide (Spanish PDF)Citywide Inventory of Program​s (PDF)

Related Information

Current Reve​​​​nue​ ​Rep​​ort (PDF)​​​​​ Budget LibraryFinancial Excellence Strategic PlanPension Funding PoliciesValley Benchmark Report

Additional Resources

City Council Mee​tings Finance Budget and Research Glossary​ Phoenix Checkbook Public Record Req​uests​​​


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Budget Awards

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