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Page last updated on April 6, 2023 at 12:12 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 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



2023 Budget Title Slide

2023 Proposed City Budget

Click here for the 2023 Proposed Budget. (As of August 31 at 5:49 p.m.)

Click here for City Council Budget Questions and Answers (As of September 27 at 1 p.m.)

Click here for the memo shared with City Council regarding options for the $100,000 emergency fund on September 19.

Click here for the memo shared with City Council regarding the $100K emergency annual fund on September 28.



2023 City Budget Announcement Press Release

Mayor Hamilton To Present Transformative $229 Million City Budget for 2023–Click here.



Update to City Council Prior to Budget Presentations

Click here for the update memo sent to City Council on August 26, 2022.



2023 Presentations to City Council

The 2023 Budget Presentations were held in the Council Chambers at City Hall from August 29 through September 1. The Budget Hearings were also available via Zoom, CATS, and Facebook Live. Links to the presentation videos and slides are provided below.


Mayor Hamilton's Remarks to City Council

Click here to access the full remarks and video of Mayor Hamilton's remarks on August 29 to members of City Council.


Monday, August 29, 2022, at 6 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 30, 2022, at 6 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 31, 2022, at 6 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, September 1, 2022, at 6 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.


2023 Budget Video Series

Budget Process Overview–Click here.

Local Income Tax Impact on Public Safety-Click here.

Local Income Tax Impact on Quality of Life–Click here.

Local Income Tax Impact on Essential Services–Click here.

Local Income Tax Impact on Sustainability/Climate–Click here.

2023 City Budget Overview–Click here.



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