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.
FY2024 Budget Process
During May and June, the Budget and Public Employees Committee (formerly known as the Ways and Means Committee) of the Board of Aldermen (BOA) held public hearings on the various segments of the budget. Budget and Public Employees considered a number of amendments to the budget, with any requested additions requiring approval from the Board of Estimate and Apportionment (E&A). The Board of E&A considered these amendments at its meeting on June 21, 2023 and then sent the budget as amended back to the full BOA for final adoption. The FY24 budget as adopted was approved by the full BOA and signed by the Mayor on June 30, 2023. The budget went into effect July 1, 2023.
The FY 2024 Annual Operating Plan as Adopted may be seen on our "Budget Documents" page or by clicking on the thumbnail image of the FY24 Annual Operating Plan in the middle of this page.