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Budget & Management

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.


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.

Fiscal Year 2020 City Budget Timetable

  • December 2018 - Budget Department develops FY20 budget 
  • January 2019 - Capital Improvement Budget Kickoff meeting
  • February 2019 - Operating Budget Kickoff meeting and CIP Budget Line Item Review Meetings
  • March 2019 - Line-Item Review meetings for all departments with  Deputy Mayor, City Administrator, and budget staff
City Council Committee of the Whole Workshops
  • April 25, 2019 - FY20 Capital Improvement Program Committee of the Whole Workshop
  • May 7, 2019 - FY20 Operating Budget Committee of the Whole Workshop
Other Budget Milestones
  • May 20, 2019 at 6 p.m. - FY20 Budget Open House - St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 9th Ave. N
  • July 1, 2019 – Pinellas County Property Appraiser certifies Preliminary Tax Roll
  • July 15, 2019 – Mayor submits recommended FY20 Budget to City Council
  • July 18, 2019 – City Council adopts tentative millage rate; sets September FY20 Budget Public Hearing times 
  • September 5, 2019 at 6 p.m. - Public Hearing #1 - Sunshine Center, 330 5th St N
    • City Council will adopt the tentative FY20 City Budget and millage rate.
  • September 19, 2019 at 6 p.m. - Public Hearing #2 - Sunshine Center, 330 5th St N
    • City Council considers adoption of the final FY20 Budget and millage rate, and approval of the Capital Improvements Plan.
  • October 1, 2019 – FY20 Budget Begins

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