Strategy & Budget

​Balancing Act – City’s Online Budget Simulation Tool

Try Balancing Act: the City of Charlotte’s ​​​​new online budget simulation tool, to show you how the city’s budget process works and why it impacts your daily life.​​

More about Balancing Act

Do you know how the city’s budget works, or where the money comes from? Do you want to provide feedback on how you think the City should be spending your tax dollars? ​​

  • The Balancing Act budget simulation tool allows you to adjust budgets for various city departments to align resources with the services that matter most to you.

  • The key is that you  have to balance the city’s revenues and expenses – in the same way the city has to balance the budget each year before budget adoption. 

  • City budget staff will meet with residents across the city at various community and neighborhood meetings to share the tool and explain how it works.  

  • As more Charlotte residents come to understand the city’ budget development process, our goal is to increase the opportunities for resident involvement and feedback throughout each upcoming budget process.

  • ​Learn how to use the Balancing Act budget simulation tool​​​​