Budget Division

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

1200 Market
City Hall, Room 419

8:00am - 5:00pm

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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. 

FY2021 Budget

As Adopted July 1, 2020.  

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FY2021 Budget Process

On April 27, 2020, the FY2021 budget was voted out by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment (E&A). It was sent to the Ways and Means Committee of the Board of Alderman (BOA) on May 1, 2020. Ways and Means conducted public hearings in May and June on each segment of the budget prior to taking any action. Ways and Means submitted a list of proposed changes to the Board of E&A for its consideration in June. E&A approved those changes at its meeting in June. After E&A approval, the proposed budget was 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 some discussion, the budget was placed on the Board's Informal Calendar on June 23, 2020. Under procedures laid out in the City's Charter, it was deemed approved effective July 1, 2020. 

The FY 2021 Annual Operating Plan may be seen on our "Documents" page or by clicking on the thumbnail image of the FY21 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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