​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Research & Budget DepartmentResearch & Budget Department

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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 will host 9 in-person Community Budget Hearings to gather feedback on the proposed fiscal year (FY) 2024-25 Trial Budget. Additionally two virtual/in-person hearings will be held April 2 at 6:00 p.m. and April 6 at 10:30 a.m. in City Council Chambers. ​Community Feedback is a vital part of the budget process and will be considered in the development of the City Manager's budget. The ​Budget Hearing website is currently being updated with the 2024 Community Budget Hearing Schedule and additional budget hearing information. ​​​

2024-25 Budget Process

2024-29 Multi - Year General Fund Forecast (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

 

 

City Manager's Trial Budget and Preliminary Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Presentationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/5291City Manager's Trial Budget and Preliminary Capital Improvement Program (CIP) PresentationCouncil Chambers, 200. W Jefferson St.3/21/2024 9:30:00 PM3/22/2024 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 ​ The City Manager is scheduled to present the 2023-24 City Manager's Trial Budget for Phoenix City Council consideration. The Preliminary 5-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) will also be presented. 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. *** No
Community-wide-Virtual/In-Person Community Budget Hearinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/5293Community-wide-Virtual/In-Person Community Budget HearingCity Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson Street4/3/2024 1:00:00 AM4/3/2024 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 ​ The City of Phoenix will host several Community Budget Hearings to hear from the public about the 2024-25 City Manager's Trial Budget. The public is invited to attend these hearings to provide comment on the proposed budget. This public discussion is among the reasons the city's budget so closely matches the community's highest priorities each fiscal year. Meeting end time is estimated. No
District 6 Community Budget Hearinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/5294District 6 Community Budget HearingDevonshire Senior Center, Multipurpose Room-2802 E. Devonshire Avenue4/5/2024 1:00:00 AM4/5/2024 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 ​ The City of Phoenix will host several Community Budget Hearings to hear from the public about the 2024-25 City Manager's Trial Budget. The public is invited to attend these hearings to provide comment on the proposed budget. This public discussion is among the reasons the city's budget so closely matches the community's highest priorities each fiscal year. Meeting end time is estimated.​ No
District 4 Community Budget Hearinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/5295District 4 Community Budget HearingSteele Indian School Park, Memorial Hall-300 E. Indian School Road4/5/2024 1:00:00 AM4/5/2024 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 ​ ​ The City of Phoenix will host several Community Budget Hearings to hear from the public about the 2024-25 City Manager's Trial Budget. The public is invited to attend these in-person hearings to provide comment on the proposed budget. This public discussion is among the reasons the city's budget so closely matches the community's highest priorities each fiscal year. Meeting end time is estimated. No
District 1 Community Budget Hearinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/5296District 1 Community Budget HearingDoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix North-10220 N. Metro Pkwy E4/5/2024 3:00:00 PM4/5/2024 4:30:00 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 ​ The City of Phoenix will host several Community Budget Hearings to hear from the public about the 2024-25 City Manager's Trial Budget. The public is invited to attend these in-person hearings to provide comment on the proposed budget. This public discussion is among the reasons the city's budget so closely matches the community's highest priorities each fiscal year. Meeting end time is estimated. No

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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 2023-24 adopted budget in both English and Spanish, giving residents an opportunity to try their hand at balancing the City's General Fund operating budget. It also 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

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