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Your Budget

It’s your home, your neighborhood, your city – and your city government works for you

It’s your budget – get involved

Budget Timeline


FY2024-2025 Budget and Four-Year Financial Plan


Learn about city government

  • Review our reports – the budget and the capital plan touch every part of your neighborhood
  • Join other City department community meetings – various City departments present major City service proposals to the community before adopting plans
  • Follow Detroit Public Schools Community District, Wayne County Government, and other providers of important public services to you


Bring a friend to public budget meetings

  • Revenue Estimating Conference meetings, every September and February: presentation of a local economic forecast and adoption of projected revenues for the annual budget
  • Annual Public Budget Meeting, 3rd Thursday of every October: an informational session to overview major programs and services, and associated spending
  • City Council District Budget Priorities Forums, every January, co-hosted by the Office of Budget and City Council members: a conversation in your district about spending priorities in the coming year
  • City Council hearings on the Mayor’s Recommended budget, the month following the Mayor’s March 7 budget presentation, scheduled and hosted by the Detroit City Council.
  • City Council Standing Committee on Budget, Finance, and Audit, Wednesdays at 1PM (while City Council is in session), Council Member Fred Durhal III, Chairperson: the Body responsible for review and approval of official budget and finance-related actions.


Tell us your budget priorities

  • Meet with your neighbors or community groups to consider the issues affecting you
  • Join a public budget meeting to be heard, or, Email us, to tell us your priorities: [email protected]
  • Be heard at the Charter-mandated Mayor’s Community Meetings and City Council District Evening Community meetings, throughout the year