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900 East Broad Street, Room 1100
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Fax #: 804-646-7927


Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Budget and Strategic Planning is to provide corporate, performance informed oversight for the development, analysis, and execution of the City's budgeting and strategic performance management processes as well as grant support in order to balance the needs and resources of the community.


Our Vision

To implement mission-driven, outcome-oriented, and performance based management tools, to include performance informed budgeting, to meet identified outcomes and evaluate success towards achieving City objectives.


Core Values

We add value to our internal and external stakeholders by enhancing awareness and utilization of budget and strategic planning, performance management, and grant resources.  We promote openness and transparency in our operations ensuring that we are accountable for our actions at all times. 


Our Core Values, listed:

  • Integrity

  • Accuracy

  • Knowledge & Experience

  • Accountability

  • Collaborative & Responsive 

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Teamwork


Latest News and Announcements:

Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2024

  • The Adopted Annual Fiscal Plan for Fiscal Year 2024 and the Adopted Capital Improvement Plan for Fiscal Years 2024 - 2028 have been introduced. These documents can be found on the "Documents" page, under the "Fiscal Year 2024" tab. Additionally, click here to view the FY 2024 Budget-in-Brief, which provides a summary of the adopted budgets.


Annual Budget Cycle

January – Budget meetings with departments are held to review departmental requests.  Work sessions are held with the Mayor to discuss issues and make funding decisions regarding both the operating and capital budgets.

February – Work sessions continue with the Mayor as final funding decisions are made.

March – The Mayor presents Proposed Operating and Capital Budgets to the City Council.

April – Public hearings are held on the Proposed Budget.

May – City Council introduces amendments to the Budget and then adopts the amended Budgets.

June – Department of Budget and Strategic Planning (DBSP) completes final revision of budget documents, and issues the Adopted Budget documents. 

July – Beginning of new Fiscal Year.  City departments and agencies initiate the implementation of services, programs, and projects in the adopted budgets.

August – DBSP assists departments with the enhancement of department missions, program goals, and activity performance measures.

September – DBSP issues instructions for the Multi-Year Forecast Process (expenditures and revenues).

October – DBSP finalizes and issues guidelines and instructions for the Operating and Capital Budgets.  CIP Kickoff commences.

November – Operating Budget Kickoff commences.  Departments prepare their budget submissions.  Departmental capital requests are submitted back to budget.

December – Departments continue preparing their operating submissions.  Operating submissions are due back to budget.