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 2020 Capital Budget
Mapping the Capital Improvement Plan
Explore a map of the 2020 Capital Improvement Plan to see what City investments are planned in Madison for 2020 – 2025.
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 2020 Operating Budget
June 3, 2019
July 10, 2019
Oct. 1, 2019
Finance Committee Hearings
Oct. 7 – Oct. 10
Nov. 12 – Nov. 14
The General Fund is the largest of the City’s operating funds. It supports the majority of City services, and is primarily supported by property taxes paid by homeowners and businesses.
Other funds must be used for a specific purpose and generally support services funded through user charges or grants. Through these funds, the City supports operations at Metro Transit, Housing Authority, Public Health, and more.