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.
FY2018 Budget Process
On April 19, 2017, the FY2018 budget was presented to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment (E&A) made up of the Mayor, the Comptroller and the President of the Board of Aldermen.
The Board of E&A reviewed the proposed budget, held hearings with departments and conducted a public hearing at which citizens voiced their concerns. Following the hearings, the Board of E&A recommended changes to the proposed budget. The Board of E&A approved its proposed budget and passed it out to the Board of Aldermen (BOA) on April 26, 2017. The Ways and Means Committee of the BOA will hold public hearings on each segment of the proposed budget during May and June. 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 E&A. 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 then be reviewed and considered by the entire BOA. It must be approved by the entire BOA and signed by the Mayor before going into effect July 1, 2017. Fiscal Year 2018 runs from July 1, 2017 to June 30,2018.
The FY 2018 Budget as Presented to the Board of Aldermen may be seen on our "Documents" page or by clicking on the thumbnail image of the FY18 Annual Operating Plan in the middle of this page.
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1200 Market , City Hall, Room 419
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103