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. During this budget process, we welcome and encourage all to participate.

Important FY 2021 Budget Dates

  • 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)
    Topics: Budget/IT/Purchasing and Legal
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - Public Hearing (7:00pm – City Hall Boardroom)
    Topics: Housing & Human Services (FCAA, CHC, Rental Operations, Community Development)
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - Public Hearing (7:00pm – City Hall Boardroom)
    Topics: DPW Operations, Engineering, and Capital Improvements Program
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - Public Hearing (7:00pm – City Hall Boardroom)
    Topics: Police
  • Monday, April 27, 2020 - Public Hearing (7:00pm – City Hall Boardroom)
    Topics: Economic Development, Parking, and Weinberg Center for the Arts
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - Public Hearing (7:00pm - City Hall Boardroom)
    Topics: Parks and Recreation, Planning, and Building Permits/Code Enforcement
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - Public Hearing (3:00pm – City Hall Boardroom)
    Topics: Finance, Human Resources, Risk/Safety/Compliance, Communications, Mayor’s Office, Community Promotions
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - Public Hearing (7:00pm - City Hall Boardroom)
    Topics: General Discussion
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 - Public Hearing (7:00pm - City Hall Boardroom)
    Adoption of FY 2021 Budget and Tax Rate

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