The Budget Division is responsible for the development and monitoring of the City's annual budget and operating plan.
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Phone: (314) 622-3514
City Hall, Room 419
8:00am - 5:00pm
Paul W. Payne, Budget Director
The Budget Division serves under the Board of Estimate and Apportionment and is responsible for the development and monitoring of the City's annual budget and operating plan.
The budget process begins in the fall when the Budget Division issues a request for departmental revenue estimates. The information submitted by the departments will be incorporated into the Budget Division's initial revenue estimate for the coming fiscal year.
FY2022 Budget Process
On April 29, 2021, the Board of Estimate and Apportionment (E&A) made up of the Mayor, the Comptroller, and the President of the Board of Aldermen, submitted and recommended the FY22 budget to the Board of Aldermen (BOA) for final approval and passage. The next stage in the process is for the Ways and Means Committee of the BOA to conduct its own public hearings in May and June on the various segments of the budget. Ways and Means will typically consider a number of amendments with any requested additions requiring approval from the Board of E&A. The Board of E&A will typically consider those changes at its meeting in June such that Ways and Means can then send to the full BOA for final adoption. 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. If the BOA does not approve a budget by the beginning of the fiscal year, the proposed budget by the Board of E&A shall be deemed to have been approved by the BOA. The FY2022 budget went into effect July 1, 2021.
The FY 2022 Annual Operating Plan may be seen on our "Documents" page or by clicking on the thumbnail image of the FY22 Annual Operating Plan in the middle of this page.