Budget Development

A public hearing on the FY 2019 Recommended Budget was held on Thursday, April 26th, and Budget Study was held with City Council on Monday, May 7th.  The Recommended Budget totals $291,699,000.  This is an increase of $8.9 million of 3.15% over the FY 2018 adopted budget.  It reflects local tax growth of 2.5%.  Emergency Medical Services (EMS) fees have been increased to reflect the increase in Medicaid reimbursement.  The Roanoke City Public Schools will receive $81,246,526 which is an increase of $1,654,326 over their FY 2018 allocation.

The budget was adopted on Monday, May 14th, at the 2:00 Council session.  The following ordinances and resolutions were passed:
1. Reaffirmation of Real Estate Tax Rates. 
2. Amendment of the FY 2019 Fee Compendium for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fee Adjustments. 
3. Amendment of the Roanoke City School Funding Policy. 
4. Adoption of Annual General, Stormwater Utility, Civic Facilities, Parking, Risk Management, School General, School Food Services, Grant Funds and State Asset Sharing Program appropriations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019. 
5. Endorsement of the Capital Improvement Program Update for FY 2019-2023. 
6. Consideration and approval of the 2018 – 2019 HUD Annual Plan. 
7. Adoption of a Pay Plan for officers, employees, Council-appointed officers and Constitutional Officers of the City; and authorization for certain salary adjustments and merit increases and monthly stipends for certain board and commission members, effective July 1, 2018.

 The adopted budget document will be presented to City Council on Monday, June 18th.  Hard copies will be available in the Department of Finance, the Main Library Branch, and the City Clerk's Office.  The document will also be posted on-line.
  1. FY2019
  2. FY2018
  3. FY2017
  4. FY2016

Important Dates, Presentations and Official Documents

September 22, 2017: Council Strategic Planning Retreat (pdf)

November 13, 2017: City Leadership Kickoff meeting and Budget System becomes available (for City Directors and Staff only)

December 1, 2017 9:00 AM City Council Chambers: Outside Agency mandatory instructional meeting

December 4, 2017: Priority Indicators and Performance Measure Document (pdf) available (shows FY 2017 results)

January 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m.: City Council Briefing (pdf)

February 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m.: City Council Briefing (pdf)

March 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m.: Financial Advisers update (pdf), City Council Briefing (pdf) and Budget Working Document (pdf) is available

April 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m.: City Council Briefing (pdf)

April 16, 2018, 2:00 p.m.: Recommended budget presented (pdf) to City Council and Recommended Budget Document (pdf) is available. Also provided was a 2-Page Summary of the Recommended Budget (pdf).

April 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m.: Public hearings on recommended budget and tax rates

May 7, 2018: Budget Study (pdf)

May 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m.: City Council adopts budgets and update to the HUD Consolidated Plan and approves an annual appropriation ordinance (Official Measure - pdf)

June 18, 2018: Adopted Budget Document (pdf) becomes available