Budget Division

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. 

FY2022 Budget

Voted out by the Board of E&A April 29, 2021. 

cover of FY2022 Annual Operating Plan April 29 2021

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Budget Process

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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. The entire BOA must approve the budget for it to go into effect for the start of the FY2022 fiscal year on July 1, 2021. 

The proposed 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.



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Phone: (314) 622-3514

8:00am - 5:00pm

1200 Market , City Hall, Room 419
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

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