The City of Birmingham operates on a fiscal year which runs from July 1 to June 30. The City Commission annually adopts an operating budget for the City no later than the second Monday in June, following a public hearing regarding the budget each April. While the City Commission only adopts a budget for a single fiscal year, a second fiscal year is included in the budget document to assist in long-term planning and financial management.
The Finance Department coordinates City-wide preparation of the budget and creates the annual budget document from information submitted by the departments. Throughout the year, departmental expenditures are monitored and adjustments are made as needed.
Below is video which provides a general summary of the proposed fiscal year 2013-2014 budget. The video was produced in cooperation with Bloomfield Community Television.