Budget & Management Services Department

The City of Durham Budget and Management Services Department is made up of three divisions: Budget and CIP, Participatory Budgeting, and the Office of Performance and Innovation (OPI). The Budget and CIP division develops the City’s annual operating budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The Participatory Budgeting division engages Durham residents in a biennial budgeting process where residents are able to submit, “develop,” and vote on projects. The Office of Performance and Innovation manages the City’s Strategic Plan, performance measures, annual resident survey and leads the City in innovative approaches to improving services.

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    WalletHub.com Names Durham 5th Best-Run City in America

    Durham ranks No. 5 on a list of places that are managing local resources to benefit residents, according to results published Monday from Wallethub. Durham received a top 10 score in the budget category. Additional Info...
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    FY21 Budget Book

    The Budget and Management Services Department has completed the FY21 Budget Book. The budget book contains detailed information about the City's funds (i.e. the General Fund), departmental budgets, multi-year projections, the strategic plan, and more. Access It Here...
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    City Council Adopts FY21 Budget

    Earlier this evening, the Durham City Council approved the FY2020-2021 budget that contained no property tax rate increase and creates a special COVID-19 response and recovery fund. The City’s property tax rate will remain at 53.17 cents... Read On...
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    Durham's Proposed FY21 Budget Reflects Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

    Citing financial uncertainties and declining revenue caused by COVID-19, City Manager Tom Bonfield presented a proposed FY21 budget and announced the creation of a COVID-19 response and recovery fund at virtual City Council meeting... Read On...
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    Durham Delays Tax Increase, Faces Nearly $12M Budget Shortfall Due to Covid-19

    In March, Durham city leaders were moving forward with a nearly balanced budget. But all those plans are on hold as the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically reshapes the budget landscape for Durham and cities across the state scrambling to adjust FY21 budgets. Read On...
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    Business Insider Recognizes PB Durham's Role in Accelerating Urban Leadership Lab

    eMerging Entrepreneurs, Inc. is excited to announce that its youth STEM and entrepreneurship platform, the Urban Leadership Lab, was voted to receive a Participatory Budgeting grant to fund the launch of its technology and business education programs... Read On...
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    Bloomberg Cities Highlights Department's Use of Time-Tested Research Techniques

    In order to solve touch city problems like homelessness or blight, you need to know what's causing them. That sounds obvious. Yet all too often, cities launch programs based more on hunches and assumptions than research and evidence... Read On...
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    PB Durham Highlighted in Public Management Magazine (p. 37)

    Participation in local government processes and decision-making within the City of Durham, North Carolina - like many other municipalities - has traditionally been from a small group of residents that are already engaged with the city, and are typically.. Read On...
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