Budget Development Process

FY 2021-22 Budget Process Latest Update

department budget presentations to the city manager

Departments are currently presenting their proposed budgets, including reductions and new funding requests, to the City Manager. These presentations will conclude in mid-April. 

Fy22 Budget Guidelines

The City Council adopted guidelines for the FY22 budget at their April 5, 2021 meeting. 

FY22 Council Budget retreats

All budget retreats are broadcasted live and recorded, and can be viewed on the City's YouTube Channel. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. 

Week 2:

February 25, 2021 Budget Retreat Agenda
-Employee Compensation
-City Infrastructure

February 26, 2021 Budget Retreat Agenda 
-911 Calls for Service Project Presentation

Week 1:

February 11, 2021 Budget Retreat Agenda
-Resident Survey
-Citywide Strategic Plan: Overall Update
-Citywide Strategic Plan: Goal Updates

February 12, 2021 Budget Retreat Agenda
-Budget Equity Tool/Budget Engagement Update
- Financial Projections/Budget Outlook
-CIP & Debt
-Economic Outlook 

FY22 Budget Kickoff

Budget and Management Services held its Budget Kickoff event with City staff on January 6th, 2020. At this event, BMS communicated expectations for the upcoming budget cycle to City departments. Department budget submissions are due to BMS in February. 

FY 2021-22 budget development schedule

City Council adopted the FY 2021-22 budget development schedule at their December 7, 2020 meeting. 

Fall 2020

The City of Durham's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 began on July 1st, 2020. Budget staff are currently working with departments, Council, and the Durham community to develop the FY22 budget which will take effect on July 1st, 2021. 

To learn more about the City's budget process, please view our new videos:

Video 1: What is a Budget?

Video 2: Budget Development Timeline


To view materials from a previous budget development cycle, please select a fiscal year below.

  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