Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Development
The FY 2021 proposed budget is scheduled to be presented by the City Manager to City Council on February 18, 2020. On November 2, 2019, City Council will hold its annual Retreat to kick-off the budget, and on November 12, 2019 City Council will adopt its FY 2021 budget guidance.
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.
Fiscal Year 2020 Approved Budget
On May 1, the Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted a Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 General Fund Operating Budget of $761.5 million, which represents an increase of just 1.75% over the current year. The approved budget includes $231.7 million in operating funds for public schools (a 3.5%, or $7.8 million increase over FY 2019 funding), and invests $1.62 billion over 10 years in Alexandria’s Capital Improvement Program. FY 2020 begins on July 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2020.
FY 2020 Approved Operating Budget & CIP Documents
For a brief description and highlights of the budget, please refer to this news release, the Budget in Brief pamphlet, and Budget Question #79: Summary of Decisions from the Final Add/Delete Work Session.
- FY 2020 Budget Calendar
- FY 2020 Budget Resources
- FY 2020 Budget Questions and Answers
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.
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.
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.