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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.



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​2021-22 City of Phoenix Budget Process​​

​Virtual Community Budget Hearings will take place from April 2-20 for Phoenix residents to provide community input on the 2021-22 Trial Budget. Click here to learn how to participate, watch, or speak at a hearing.


The 2021-22 Trial Budget and 2021-26 Preliminary Capital Improvement Program were presented to the City Council and community at the March 16th Policy Meeting. The proposed balanced budget is an important step in the City's Zero-Based Budget development process. Community input is a valuable part of the process in developing the final budget which will be presented at the May 4th City Council meeting. 

​2021-22 City Manager's ​Trial Budget (PDF)
2021-26 Preliminary Capital Improvement Program (PDF)
2021-26 General Fund Five Year Forecast (PDF)

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2020-21 City of Phoenix Adopted Budget

Phoenix City Charter requires a balanced budget each year. The final balanced budget was approved by City Council June 17, 2021. The Property Tax Adoption was approved by Council July 1, 2021. View the Final Budget Adoption Forms.

City Manager's Final Budget Adopti​on 2020-​21 (PDF)​​​​
Capital Improvement Program 2020-25 (PDF)​

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​Budget Calendar

 

 

Newly Inaugurated Council Member(s) - Virtual Community Budget Hearinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/3905Newly Inaugurated Council Member(s) - Virtual Community Budget HearingElectronically, via a video conferencing platform4/21/2021 12:30:00 AM4/21/2021 2:30:00 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 In April, the City of Phoenix will be hostin​​g 14 Virtual Community Budget Hearings online about the 2021-2022​ City Manager's Trial Budget and for residents to provide comments. This public discussion is among the reasons the city's budget so closely matches the community's highest priorities each fiscal year.​ How To Participate Watch hearing on PHXTV (Cox Cable Channel 11) and online at the Phoenix.gov home page or on YouTube.com/CityofPhoenixAZ . Register to speak online or by phone. Register now or for more information , visit Phoenix.gov/budget/hearings​ Call-in to listen and/or speak (registration required) at the hearing. Dial 602-666-0783 and Enter Meeting ID 187 930 4357# (for English) or 187 060 9671# (for Spanish). Press # again when prompted for attendee ID. ​Meeting end time is estimated.
City Manager’s 2021-22 Proposed Budgethttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/3854City Manager’s 2021-22 Proposed BudgetPhoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.5/4/2021 9:30:00 PM5/5/2021 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 2021-22 Proposed Budget For more information, please visit the B​​udget and Research Department's website at www.phoenix.gov/budget . Visit the About City Council Meetings webpage 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 are approximate. ***
Council Decision on the 2021-22 Budgethttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/3855Council Decision on the 2021-22 BudgetPhoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.5/18/2021 9:30:00 PM5/19/2021 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 2021-22 Trial Budget is scheduled to be presented to the City Council on May 18, 2021. For more information, please visit the Budget and Research Department's website at www.phoenix.gov/budget . Visit the About City Council Meetings webpage 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 are approximate. ***​​
Budget Adoption: 2021-22 Tentative Budget Ordinance Adoptionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/3856Budget Adoption: 2021-22 Tentative Budget Ordinance AdoptionPhoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.6/2/2021 9:30:00 PM6/3/2021 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 2021-22 Tentative Budget Ordinance Adoption For more information, please visit the B​​udget and Research Department's website at www.phoenix.gov/budget . Visit the About City Council Meetings webpage 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 are approximate. ***​
Budget Adoption: 2021-22 Funding Plan and Final Budget Ordinance Adoptionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/3857Budget Adoption: 2021-22 Funding Plan and Final Budget Ordinance AdoptionPhoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.6/16/2021 9:30:00 PM6/17/2021 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 2021-22 Funding Plan and Final Budget Ordinance Adoption.​ For more information, please visit the B​​udget and Research Department's website at www.phoenix.gov/budget . Visit the About City Council Meetings webpage 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 are approximate. ***​

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 2021-22 Proposed Trial Budget additions in both English and Spanish and gives residents an opportunity to provide feedback on proposed changes to the budget 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 2021-22 operating budget.

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

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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. ​

Budget Ordinances, Summary Schedules & State Forms

Estimate of Revenue & Expenses (State Forms)

Budget Guide

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

Community Budget Guide (English PDF)Community Budget Guide (Spanish PDF)Citywide Inventory of Programs (PDF)

​Frequently Asked Questions