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.
FY2019 Budget Process
On June 29, 2018, the FY2019 budget was approved by the entire Board of Aldermen and signed by the Mayor. Fiscal Year 2019 is from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
The adoption of the budget is the final step in a months-long process that started when the 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 (BOA) in April 2018. E&A reviewed the budget, held hearings with departments and conducted a public hearing for citizens. The budget was then presented to the Ways and Means Committee of the BOA on May 1, 2018. 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. 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. The BOA approved the budget on June 29, 2018.
The FY 2019 Budget as Adopted may be seen on our "Documents" page or by clicking on the thumbnail image of the FY19 Annual Operating Plan in the middle of this page.
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Saint Louis, Missouri 63103