Strategy & Budget

About Strategy and Budget

The Strategy and Budget Department​ is responsible for the development and oversight of the City of Charlotte's annual operating budget and five-year Community Investment Plan.
Strategy and​ Budget provides policy and management analysis, coordination of the City Council's business agenda and administration of the organization's performance management and strategic planning processes.

City Council adopts the FY 2019 Budget

On June 11, 2018, Charlotte City Council voted to adopt the $2.6 billion FY 2019 budget. The budget ​enhances community safety, strengthens neighborhoods, recognizes the city's workforce and positions the city to be a leader in economic opportunity – all while capitalizing on opportunities for improved efficiencies and service delivery.​ This budget goes into effect on July 1, 2018.

Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Adopted Budget Book
Adopted FY 2019 Budget in Brief (PDF)
News release June 11, 2018
Budget Discussion June 11, 2018 (video)
Full City Council Meeting June 11, 2018 (video)​


View documents and recorded presentation:

Budget presentation to Council, May 7, 2018 (PDF)

Prior FY2019 workshop summaries

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Economic Indicators



Council Budget Committee

Glossary of terms 

​Budget cycles and goals

Every year, the city balances a budget that supports the city's focus areas (community safety, economic development, environment, housing and neighborhoods and transportation) and the services provided as part of each focus area. 

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Financial PartnersFinancial Partners
Performance ReportsPerformance Reports
Community Investment PlanCommunity Investment Plan