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.
Each department member and their corresponding responsibilities can be found in the
OMB Organizational Chart.
Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Development
On March 3, 2015, Acting City Manager Mark Jinks proposed a $647.9 million General Fund operating budget for FY 2016, holding the property tax rate flat at $1.043 per $100 of assessed value. For a brief description and highlights of the budget, please refer to this press release. You can also refer to the links below to learn more about the budget process and find the information provided to City Council during this year's budget process.
As the City moves through the budget process, residents can voice their concerns and input regarding the proposed FY 2016 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) in a variety of ways listed below.
Online - Post your comments and read what other residents have to say.
Email - Submit your comments and input on the FY 2016 budget via email.
AlexEngage - The City’s online civic engagement portal. Visit AlexEngage to see what topics are currently open regarding the budget and other important City initiatives.
In January 2015, the City hosted three meetings that allowed participants to provide input on where the City should invest resources in the following focus areas: Healthy & Thriving Residents; Livable, Green, & Prospering City; and Safe, Secure, & Just Community.
- January 26 – Safe, Secure, and Just Community
- February 5 – Livable, Green, & Prospering City
- February 9 – Healthy & Thriving Residents
Fiscal Year 2015 Operating Budget & CIP
On May 1, 2014, the Alexandria City Council approved a $636.8 million General Fund operating budget for FY 2015, raising the property tax rate .005 cents to $1.043 per $100 of assessed value. For a brief description and highlights of the budget, please refer to this
press release. You can also refer to the links below to learn more about the budget process and the information provided to City Council during the budget process.
Information and budgets for Fiscal Years 2002 through 2014, 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
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
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
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 7:00 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.
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.