Budget & Management Division

Celebrate Budget Awareness Week - August 16-21

The Budget and Management Division serves as the City's executive budget office. Its responsibilities include development of the annual executive budget; implementation of the adopted budget; management analysis of City operations; and development and analysis of fiscal policy and legislative proposals.

2021 Calendar for 2022 Budget

2022 Budget Hearing Schedule​​​​​​​

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Budget Awareness Week

The City of Milwaukee wants every resident to feel welcome to engage in the City’s annual budget process. Mayor Tom Barrett has proclaimed August 16-21, 2021 Budget Awareness Week and encourages you to take part in the events below and provide input. 

Download event schedule for printing: 
Budget Awareness Week PDF 

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Budget Priority Survey

Every resident deserves to have a voice in deciding how the budget will be spent before it is adopted. We need your input to help us decide how to prepare a budget that is responsive to the needs of people and our community. 

Take the Budget Priority Survey now

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Budget Priority Survey Resources

Download the Budget Priority Survey Toolkit for suggested social media posts to share with graphics below: 

Download surveys for printing and sharing: 

Addiitonal Resources

Budget Awareness Week Kick-Off

Monday, August 16, 10 – 10:30 am
City Hall, 200 E. Wells St. (1st Floor, Rotunda)
Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderwoman Milele Coggs and other City and community leaders will kick-off Budget Awareness Week. 

No need to register - just show up and join us! 

Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2022 Budget Hearing Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, August 17, 5:30 – 7 pm

Mayor Tom Barrett will hold a virtual public hearing on the City of Milwaukee's 2022 budget on August 17, 2021 at 5:30pm. Attendees will hear from the Mayor and the City's Budget Director about key factors in the development of the Mayor's 2022 Proposed Budget and how the City will address the challenges we face in 2022. Attendees will have the opportunity to share questions or comments with the Mayor before, during, and after the hearing. Simultaneous ASL translation will be available, and the hearing will be broadcast live on City Channel 25.


Making $ense of City Budgeting Exercise

Spanish & English
Wednesday, August 18, 5:30 – 7 pm
Cristo Rey High School, 1818 W. National Ave.
Learn about City budgeting and balancing priorities to make tough budget choices. 
Event host:  Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa. 

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Webinar

Thursday, August 19, 5:30 – 7 pm

Join Mayor Tom Barrett, City officials, and other guests on Thursday, August 19 at 5:30pm for another public information session on the American Rescue Plan. Attendees will hear more about the Mayor’s Phase I allocation of Rescue Plan funding and the immediate impacts it will have on racial equity, neighborhoods, and our continued economic recovery. Learn more about what this generational investment in Milwaukee will mean for you, your neighborhood, and our city!


Budget Priority Survey Challenge 

Friday, August 20
Every Neighborhood Strategic Planning (NSP) area organization is encouraged to mobilize residents to take the City’s 2022 Budget Priority Survey

Making $ense of City Budgeting Exercise 

Saturday, August 21, 10 – 11:30 am
Employ Milwaukee, 2342 N. 27th St.
Learn about City budgeting and balancing priorities to make tough budget choices. Event host: City of Milwaukee Budget and Management Division.

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