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Page last updated on February 21, 2024 at 12:49 pm

Each year, the Controller's Office gathers City department budget requests to prepare the City's annual budget. Expenditure and revenue estimates are compiled and the Mayor with input from the Common Council makes decisions regarding spending priorities. Individual departmental budgets are presented to the Common Council in mid to late August. The Council's public hearing on the budget occurs in late September with approval in mid-October. Once approved the budget is submitted to the Department of Local Government Finance via the State's Gateway portal. The DLGF will then issue a final budget order. 


Approved City Budgets

2024 Approved City Budget

2023 Approved City Budget

2022 Approved City Budget

2021 Approved City Budget

2020 Approved City Budget

2019 Approved City Budget

2018 Approved City Budget

2017 Approved City Budget

2016 Approved City Budget


Proposed City Budgets 

2023 Proposed City Budget

2022 Proposed City Budget

2021 Proposed City Budget

2020 Proposed City Budget

2019 Proposed City Budget


2024 Budget Title Slide

2024 Proposed City Budget

Click here for the 2024 Proposed Budget. (As of August 25 at 9:44 p.m.)

Click here for Round 1 City Council Budget Questions and Answers. (As of September 11 at 9:19 p.m.)

Click here for Round 2 City Council Budget Questions and Answers. (As of September 13 at 7:30 p.m.)

Click here for Signed Letter from Common Council Regarding Council Attorney and Administrator's Salary. 

Click here for Common Council Resolution 23-16 on City Clerk's Salary. 


2023 City Budget Announcement Press Release

Mayor Hamilton To Present $249 Million City Budget for 2024–Click here.


2024 Presentations to City Council

The 2024 Budget Presentations will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall from Monday, August 28 through Thursday, August 31. The Budget Hearings will also be available via Zoom, CATS, and Facebook Live. Links to the presentation videos and slides will be provided below following the hearings.


Monday, August 28, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.

Human Resources, City Clerk, Legal/Risk Dept., Information & Technology Services, City Council Office, Office of the Controller, and Office of the Mayor

Click here for Monday's presentation slides. Click here to watch Monday's presentations.


Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.

Bloomington Transit, Utilities, Fire Department, and Police Department

Click here for Tuesday's presentation slides. Click here to watch Tuesday's presentations.


Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.

Bloomington Housing Authority, Housing & Neighborhood Development, Economic and Sustainable Development, Community and Family Resources, and Parks and Recreation

Click here for Wednesday's presentation slides. Click here to watch Wednesday's presentations.


Thursday, August 31, 2023, at 5:30 p.m..

Planning and Transportation, Engineering, and Public Works (Admin, Animal Control, Facilities, Fleet, Parking, Sanitation, and Street)

Click here for Thursday's presentation slides. Click here to watch Thursday's presentations.


Questions? Contact the Controller's Office at or at 812-349-3412.