2021 Budget

We are currently building the City of Madison 2021 budget.

Capital Budget

The capital budget provides funding for the City’s major construction projects including building new facilities, improving our transit system, maintaining our roads and parks, and purchasing major equipment. The Capital Improvement Plan lays out anticipated projects for the next five years.

Developing the 2021 Capital Budget

  • Budget Kickoff

    May 4, 2020

  • Agency Requests

    June 12, 2020

  • Executive Budget

    Sept. 1, 2020

  • Finance Committee Hearings

    Sept. 8 – Sept. 9

  • Council Adoption

    Nov. 10 – Nov. 12

Operating Budget

The operating budget provides money for running City departments and services. It pays for the day-to-day spending on employees and materials and supplies.

Developing the 2021 Operating Budget

  • Budget Kickoff

    June 1, 2020

  • Agency Requests

    July 10, 2020

  • Executive Budget

    Oct. 6, 2020

  • Finance Committee Hearings

    Oct. 12 – Oct. 13

  • Council Adoption

    Nov. 10 – Nov. 12

2020 Budget

The Common Council finalized the City of Madison 2020 budget on Nov. 12 – Nov. 13, 2019.

Capital Budget $170.6 Million

The 2020 Capital Budget provides funding for City investments for 2020 – 2025.

Adopted Capital Budget 2020 Project Map

Operating Budget $634.4 Million

The General Fund is the City's operations fund and supports services provided by the City. Other funds support specific services through grants or user charges.

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