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.
The Budget Process
Fiscal Year 2016
As the City moves through the budget process over the next few months, 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.
These options will be available soon.
Fiscal Year 2015
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.
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.
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
5 Year Financial Plan
The 5 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.
This plan will be available to the public in November 2014.
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 7:00 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.
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.