Fiscal Year 2018
City council retreat
On November 5, 2016, the annual City Council retreat was held to discuss the City's economic outlook, preliminary FY 2018 revenue and expenditure forecasts, and major budget topics for FY 2018.
FY 2018 Budget engagement
On October 13, 2016, the City kicked off the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget process with a community meeting to inform the public about the budget and some of the potential issues for FY 2018. The meeting provided an overview of the FY 2018 budget process and some of the major budgetary challenges currently faced by the City.
Fiscal Year 2017
FY 2017 Approved Operating Budget & Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
On May 5, 2016, City Council approved a $678.5 million General Fund operating budget for FY 2017, with an increase of the real estate tax rate $0.03 to $1.073 per $100 of assessed value. For a brief description and highlights of the budget, please refer to this news release or the Budget in Brief below.
- FY 2017 Approved Operating Budget & CIP Documents
- FY 2017 Approved Budget in Brief
- FY 2017 Budget Calendar & Resources
Find the list of public budget meetings and hearings as well as resources for the public on additional information relating to the FY 2017 Budget.
- FY 2017 Budget Questions and Memoranda (Q&A format)
- FY 2017 Budget Questions and Memoranda (.pdf format)
- FY 2017 City Council Budget Guidance
- Real Estate Tax Receipt
FY 2017 Proposed Operating Budget & Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
On February 23, 2016, City Manager Mark Jinks proposed a $671.6 million General Fund operating budget for FY 2017, with an increase of the real estate tax rate $0.01 to $1.053 per $100 of assessed value. For a brief description and highlights of the budget, please refer to this news release.
Information and budgets for Fiscal Years 2002 through 2015, including Approved Operating Budgets, Capital Improvement Programs, Budget in Briefs and Budget Memoranda can be found on the Budget Archives page.
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 authoritative.
Five Year Financial Plan
The Five Year Financial Plan is a process and strategy for long-term strategic financial planning that starts with a multi-year projection of revenues and expenditures based on current policies and services and then allows us to add the individual or compounded effects of various policy choices to demonstrate their impact on our financial future.
Monthly Financial Report
The Monthly Financial Report details the City's General Fund revenues and expenditures as of the last day of the month, compares revenues and expenditures to the same period in the previous fiscal year, and provides an assessment of the current state of the economy. This report is presented to City Council by Chief Financial Officer Laura Triggs and made available to the public.
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.
A joint effort of OMB, the Office of Performance & Accountability, Human Resources, and the Office of Communications & Public Information, Results Alexandria (RA) is the City's performance management system. It helps us plan where we are going, deliver and monitor programs, and evaluate, adjust, and improve in order to achieve Results for Alexandria.
The City Manager's Performance Plan establishes the three-year (FY14-FY16) mission for the City to achieve the goals in the City's Strategic Plan. The document is organized around four focus areas, each associated with a Deputy City Manager, that describe the broad end state for the City and connect to at least one goal in the City's Strategic Plan. Focus Area statements are not measurable, but establish the foundation to identify and develop associated outcomes.