Budget Development

Internal City departments submitted their budget requests to Management and Budget on December 22nd.  The staff there spent the next several weeks reviewing the offers and working with the departments on any changes needed.  The offers were then submitted to the seven Priority Teams for them to rank the offers in each priority in order of importance.  This year, the City's Directors served as Priority Team members.  That process is wrapping up.  The Directors are also involved this year in making recommendations regarding the funding levels being requested. They have been broken down into four three member peer review teams to evaluate and make recommendations to one another on their respective budgets.  This process will last until late February.  Additionally, the Department of Finance has developed an initial revenue estimate.  It will continue to be updated as we move through the budget cycle.  Outside agencies have also submitted requests for funding from the City.  That includes organizations who request support from the Human Services Advisory Board and the Roanoke Arts Commission.  An update is being provided to City Council on March 5th on the current status of FY18, the FY19 budget development process, and capital planning.
  1. FY2019
  2. FY2018
  3. FY2017
  4. FY2016

Important Dates, Presentations and Official Documents

September 22, 2017: Council Strategic Planning Retreat (pdf)

November 13, 2017: City Leadership Kickoff meeting and Budget System becomes available (for City Directors and Staff only)

December 1, 2017 9:00 AM City Council Chambers: Outside Agency mandatory instructional meeting

December 4, 2017: Priority Indicators and Performance Measure Document (pdf) available (shows FY 2017 results)

January 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m.: City Council Briefing (pdf)

February 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m.: City Council Briefing (pdf)

March 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m.: Financial Advisers update (pdf), City Council Briefing (pdf) and Budget Working Document (pdf) is available

April 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m.: City Council Briefing

April 16, 2018: Recommended budget presented to City Council and Recommended Budget Document is available

April 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m.: Public hearings on recommended budget and tax rates

May 7, 2018: Budget Study

May 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m.: City Council adopts budgets and update to the HUD Consolidated Plan and approves an annual appropriation ordinance

June 18, 2018: Adopted Budget Document becomes available