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FY 2016 Budget Comments

Thank you for inquiring with the City of Alexandria's Office of Management and Budget regarding ...more

Budget Office (280) City Staff - 4/16/15 5:52 PM

Why is the city creating a new General Dentistry program for $209k (on page 9.18 of budget)? Why is ...more

David (480) User - 4/02/15 11:23 PM

Please consider full funding of the ACPS budget. Enrollment is expected to reach 14,745 students, which ...more

Katy Matthews (477) User - 3/12/15 1:55 PM

For the third year in a row property taxes are set to increase. Will there be a noticeable difference ...more

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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 2017 Budget Process

Civic Engagement

This fall, the City will kick-off the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget process with a series of community meetings to gather input on budget priorities.  City Council will hear the results of these efforts at their annual retreat in November as they develop their FY 2017 budget guidance to the City Manager.

The meetings will provide an overview of the FY 2017 budget process and some of the major budgetary challenges currently faced by the City. After this brief overview, participants will break out into small facilitated groups to discuss budget priorities for FY 2017 and how to stay engaged in the budget process.

All Alexandria residents and business representatives are encouraged to participate on one of the dates listed below. Each meeting will follow the same format and cover the same material.

  • Thursday, October 15 - 7:30 p.m.*
    Durant Arts Center (1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314)
  • Tuesday, October 20 - 7:00 p.m.
    Beatley Central Library (5005 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22304)
  • Saturday, October 24 - 10:00 a.m.*
    Minnie Howard Campus (3801 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22302)
  • Wednesday, November 4 - 7:00 p.m.*
    Cora Kelly Recreation Center (25 W. Reed Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305)

Those unable to attend in person may participate online at a virtual table , using live streaming video and text chat to watch the meeting and engage with other online participants.

*To encourage participation in the City's upcoming Budget Community Meetings, the City is providing child care services (children ages 4 and older) for the duration of the meetings on October 15, October 24 and November 4. Please reserve your spot by completing this form.

Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget & CIP

On May 7, 2015, City Council approved a $649.2 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.

    Budget Archives

    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. 

    FY 2015

    FY 2014

    ​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. 

    Fee Compendium

    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.

    Results Alexandria

    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.