Management & Budget

The Office of Management & Budget (OMB) prepares the annual operating budget, the capital improvement program, and performs on-going fiscal and management analyses of City programs while conducting research and analysis in such areas as improving operational efficiency and cost effectiveness, performance measures, organizational structure and processes, and the acquisition and use of state and federal resources.

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 Fiscal Year 2022 Approved Budget  

On May 5, 2021, the Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted a Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 General Fund Operating Budget of $770.7 million, which represents increase of 2.3% over the current year. The budget approved by City Council includes a two-cent real estate tax rate reduction from $1.13 to $1.11 per $100 of assessed value. The FY 2022 budget funds 100% of the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) School Board’s approved capital improvement program and operating budget. The adopted budget also includes adjustments to the City Manager’s proposed FY 2022 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), including reallocation of $3.2 million to accelerate the Joseph Hensley Park renovation project and a $1 million one-time increase in affordable housing. The approved budget also provides for a one-time 1.0% base salary bonus for City employees and State employees. FY 2022 begins on July 1, 2021 and ends June 30, 2022. For a brief description and highlights of the budget, please refer to this news release

Please see the FY 2022 Budget Calendar and Resources link below for more information on the Council Retreat, Council Budget Guidance and overall budget process. 


Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Development

On February 16,  2021, City Manager Mark Jinks presented the Alexandria City Council with a proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 General Fund Operating Budget of $767.6 million, which represents an increase of 1.9% over the current year. The proposed budget includes $239 million in operating funds for the Alexandria City Public Schools, a $5 million (or 2.1%) increase over FY 2021 funding. The budget proposal also includes increases in capital investments for stormwater management infrastructure; redevelopment of Landmark Mall; municipal fiber projects; and educational and municipal facilities, totaling $2.66 billion over 10 years in Alexandria’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP). For a brief description and highlights of the budget, please refer to this  news release or review the FY 2022 Budget in Brief.

Please see the FY 2022 Budget Calendar and Resources link below for more information on the Council Retreat, Council Budget Guidance and overall budget process. 


American Rescue Plan Act of 2021


On March 11, President Joseph R. Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), which established the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. This fund provides $130.2 billion to local governments nationwide for COVID-19 pandemic recovery assistance. The City is developing a list of potential programs and projects to help guide the use of these funds as part of a future spending plan.


Fiscal Year 2021 Approved Budget 

On April 29, 2020,  the Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted a Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 General Fund Operating Budget of $753.3 million, which represents decrease of 1.6% over the current year. The real estate tax rate remains at $1.13 per $100 of assessed value. The approved budget reflects the changes submitted by the City Manager on  April 7, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The approved budget includes $234.0 million in operating funds for public schools (a 1.0%, or $2.4 million increase over FY 2020 funding), and invests $2.1 billion over 10 years in Alexandria’s Capital Improvement Program. FY 2021 begins on July 1, 2020 and ends June 30, 2021. For a brief description and highlights of the budget, please refer to this  news release or review the FY 2021 Approved Budget in Brief.

Please see the FY 2021 Budget Calendar and Resources link below for more information on the Council Retreat, Council Budget Guidance and overall budget process. 


Budget Archives 

Budget documents and Information for Fiscal Years 2002 through 2018, including approved operating budgets, Capital Improvement Programs, Budget in Briefs and Budget Memoranda.


Capital Projects Status Report

The Quarterly Capital Projects Status Report details the City's current Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects. Along with budget and financial data, information is provided on the history and current status of the projects, project highlights from the previous quarter, and anticipated project progress in the forthcoming quarter. This report is presented to City Council by the Office of Management and Budget and made available to the public.

FY 2021

FY 2020

FY 2019

FY 2018

FY 2017

FY 2016 

FY 2015


Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

Provided by the Finance Department's Accounting Division, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) represents the City's overall financial position at the end of each fiscal year and reports the City's activities and balances for each fiscal year. 


Fee Compendium

The purpose of this fee compendium is to provide a readily available source of information on the fees and service charges assessed by City departments. Although it is our intent to keep this information updated, there may be a lag between changes and when they are posted in this document. It is therefore possible that discrepancies may arise between the information contained within this compendium and Resolutions/Ordinances passed by City Council or regulations issued by departments. In any case, the Resolutions/Ordinances passed by City Council or regulations issued by departments shall be considered authority.


Real Estate Tax Receipt Calculator  

The Real Estate Tax Receipt Calculator is used to see a breakdown of your City taxes by Focus Area Team by entering your property's assessed value and selecting the appropriate tax year. Assessment values are available from our Real Estate Assessment Search.


​Budget & Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee

The Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee (BFAAC) advises and supports the City Council by examining the City's budget procedures and processes; and recommends ways of improving that process, including participation by the public. The Committee typically meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. You can find the Committee's recent reports, resources provided to the committee by staff, as well as meeting agendas, schedules and minutes at the link below.


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