In an effort to continue our commitment to “Government in the Sunshine”, and to enhance transparency in financial reporting, the City of St. Petersburg is offering an interactive reporting tool that allows citizens to explore budget and other financial data online in various graphical formats selected by the user. OpenGov, a California-based company specializing in data accessibility, pioneered this online application.
Our Services and Responsibilities
- Facilitate the responsible planning and use of city resources.
- Provide on-going management and oversight of the use of city resources.
- Develop, monitor and analyze departmental and city-wide operating and CIP budgets.
- Oversee city-wide position control.
- Review and approve purchase requisitions.
- Monitor and report quarterly progress (budget vs. actual) and make projections.
- City-wide grants administration.
- Approve Budget Amendments and other City Council items.
- Perform research and generate reports.
- Provide departmental budget, grant and purchasing support.
Participate in the FY2019 Budget Survey/Open House
A date for the FY2019 Budget Open House will be announced later this year, along with an online citizen survey. In 2017, citizens were encouraged to share their thoughts on the FY18 city budget. View the responses.
Until then, learn more about important city budget topics during the FY17 Budget Open House on the city's YouTube channel.
FY2019 City Budget Timetable
- December 2017 - Budget Department develops Fiscal Year 2019 budget
- January 2018 - Capital Improvement Budget Kickoff meeting
- February 2018 - Operating Budget Kickoff meeting
- March 2018 - Line-Item Review meetings for all departments with Deputy Mayor, City Administrator, and budget staff
- April 13 - FY19 Capital Improvement Program Budget
- April 27 - FY 19 Operating Budget
- *April 26 - FY19 Capital Improvement Program Committee of the Whole Workshop
- *May 8 - FY19 Operating Budget Committee of the Whole Workshop
- June 2018 - FY19 Budget Open House - date TBD
- June 29 – Pinellas County Property Appraiser certifies Preliminary Tax Roll
- July 13 – Mayor submits recommended FY19 Budget to City Council
- *July 19 – City Council adopts tentative millage rate; sets September FY19 Budget Public Hearing times
- September 6 - First FY19 Budget Public Hearing – City Hall, Council Chamber, 175 Fifth St. N.
- September 20 - Second FY18 Budget Public Hearing - City Hall, Council Chamber, 175 Fifth St. N., 6:30 p.m.
- October 1, 2018 – FY19 Budget Begins