Budget

FY 2021 Budget

The City of Frederick budget is the community’s commitment to how best to spend our resources to strengthen our community.

Important FY 2021 Budget Dates - Public is Welcome! 

  • March 24, 2020 - Mayor O’Connor’s Budget Public Briefing (1:00pm - City Hall Boardroom)

  • Monday, March 30, 2020 - Public Hearing (7:00pm – City Hall Boardroom)
    • Budget/IT/Purchasing
    • Legal
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - Public Hearing (7:00pm – City Hall Boardroom)
    • Housing & Human Services (FCAA & CHC)
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - Public Hearing (7:00pm – City Hall Boardroom)
    • DPW Operations
    • Engineering
    • CIP
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - Public Hearing (7:00pm – City Hall Boardroom)
    • Police Department
  • Monday, April 27, 2020 - Public Hearing (7:00pm – City Hall Boardroom)
    • Department of Economic Development
    • Parking
    • Weinberg Center for the Arts
    • Airport
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - Public Hearing (7:00pm - City Hall Boardroom)
    • Parks
    • Planning
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - Public Hearing (3:00pm – City Hall Boardroom)
    • Finance
    • Mayor’s Office
    • Community Promotions
    • Communications


Budget Process

Department Directors and Managers prepare budget requests with consideration of the strategic and budget goals. The Mayor, along with the Budget Director, meets with Directors to review budget requests in detail. Directors are forthcoming and cooperative with this approach. Revenues are estimated based on current assessments, historical data, and other pertinent information. After the presentation of the Mayor’s Proposed Budget to the Board of Aldermen, workshops and public hearings will occur. Once complete, the budget will be adopted, along with the property tax rate.



FY 2021 Budget Feedback Form