Finance and Personnel Committee

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget.  Chris Lee is the Staff Assistant for this committee.


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Once the Mayor proposes his 2023 City budget, the Common Council’s Finance and Personnel Committee will hear presentations from city departments as they consider amendments to the budget. Hearings will begin on Thursday, September 29 and run through Friday, October 14. The hearing schedule is as follows.

Budget hearings calendar for September 2022


Budget hearings calendar for September 2022

At the conclusion of department hearings and after receiving public input, Council members will be able to propose budget amendments which will be heard on Thursday, October 27 at 9 a.m. The final budget will be adopted Friday, November 4 at the Common Council meeting at 9 a.m.

There will be two chances for residents to provide their input regarding the 2023 City budget.
Register today to speak virtually on October 14th!


  1. Joint Public Hearing on the Mayor’s Proposed 2023 Budget (In-person only)

    Monday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m.
    Common Council Chamber
    City Hall, 3rd Floor
    200 E. Wells St.
  2. Finance & Personnel Committee Public Input Meeting (In-person or virtual)

     Friday, October 14 at 9 a.m.
     Room 301-B
     City Hall, 3rd Floor
     200 E. Wells St.

How To View Meetings

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All budget hearings can be streamed live on the City Channel (channel 25 on Spectrum Cable and channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse in the City of Milwaukee) and via streaming video on the city website (click the City Channel icon above). 

Department presentations will also be uploaded to Legistar and can be viewed as attachments to the file.

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