The City of Madison’s Operating and Capital Budgets are planning and financial documents that detail how the City pays for services and infrastructure that benefit City residents. The Operating Budget funds daily operations, including staff salaries, community-based organizations that deliver services on behalf of the City, and other costs such as supplies and equipment. The Capital Budget funds physical infrastructure like roads, bike lanes, building improvements, affordable housing developments, and other projects. 

Budget development is a multi-step process that involves City agencies, the Finance Committee, and Common Council. To review each phase of the budget, click on each year to expand the timeline and view additional details. 

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