Budget Development Process

  1. FY 2020-2021 BUDGET PROCESS
  2. FY 2019-2020 Budget Process
  3. FY 2018-2019 Budget Process
  4. FY 2017-2018 Budget Process
  5. FY 2016-2017 Budget Process
  6. FY 2015-2016 Budget Process
  7. FY 2014-2015 Budget Process
  8. FY 2013-2014 Budget Process
  9. FY 2012-2013 Budget Process

Latest Update:

At the April 6th City Council Meeting, Budget Director Bertha Johnson provided an update on the FY21 budget process to City Council. Highlights include BMS continuing to conduct budget meetings with departments, analyzing the impact of COVID-19 on future revenues, and working on the FY20 Quarter 3 report. This update can be viewed in the below video starting around the 2:25:00 mark. 


City of Durham Budget Academy

Out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of promoting public health, the City canceled the Budget Academy event which was scheduled for March 16th at 5:00PM. During this current period where we are unable to hold public in-person events, Budget & Management services will continue to provide information to Durham residents through our website. 

City Hall Plaza at Flagpole

City Council Budget Requests

At the first FY21 Council Budget Retreat on February 14, 2020, Council established that they would like to be transparent with one another and with City administration about the requests they plan to submit for inclusion in the City of Durham budget. Per Council’s request, staff recommend Council discuss their budget requests and prioritization methodology during the City Council Work Session on March 5th, 2020. In doing so, Council can work towards identifying which requests that they would like to include in the FY21 Annual Budget. Materials can be viewed at the link above or here.

February City Council Budget Retreats

In February, Budget & Management Services hosted two City Council budget retreats. Agendas and presentations from these meetings can be viewed below:

Retreat 1: Friday, February 14th, 2020

Retreat 2: Friday, February 28th, 2020