The Budget Division is responsible for the development and monitoring of the City's annual budget and operating plan.
Paul W. Payne, Budget Director
Thank you for visiting the Budget Division’s website. Here you will find information regarding the City budget process, current and historical budget documents and other related links. For a better understanding of how the City of St. Louis raises revenue and how those resources are employed to provide services to our residents and visitors, please take some time to review the most recent Annual Operating Plan.
FY2020 Budget Process
On April 30, 2019, the FY2020 budget was passed out by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment and presented to the Board of Aldermen.
The presentation of the budget is the next step in a months-long process to approve the budget for fiscal year 2020 that will start on July 1, 2019. The budget was proposed to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment (E&A), made up of the Mayor, the Comptroller and the President of the Board of Aldermen (BOA) on April 16, 2019. E&A reviewed the budget, held hearings with departments and conducted a public hearing for citizens. The budget was then presented to the Ways and Means Committee of the BOA on May 1, 2019 after the vote out. Ways and Means will conduct public hearings in May and June on each segment of the budget prior to taking any action. Ways and Means will submit a list of proposed changes to the Board of E&A for its consideration in June. After E&A approval, the proposed budget will be reviewed and considered by the entire BOA. The BOA may reduce the amount of any item in a budget bill, except amounts fixed by statute or ordinance obligations. The BOA may not increase any appropriation amount nor insert new items unless specifically approved by the Board of E&A. After approval by the Ways and Means Committee, the budget will go to the full BOA for its approval. The final step is a signature by the Mayor prior to July 1, 2019.
The FY 2020 Budget as Presented to BOA may be seen on our "Documents" page or by clicking on the thumbnail image of the FY20 Annual Operating Plan in the middle of this page.
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Saint Louis, Missouri 63103