Budget & Capital Projects

Year End Update (October 2020)

Revised Proposed FY2021 Budget (April 27)

Fiscal Update (April 6, 2020)

The City's Chief Financial Officers presented a financial update to the City Council on April 6. Read and download the presentation here.

Budget Schedule

Updated on Monday, April 27, 2020:

  • Monday, April 27: City Manager Presents Revised Proposed Budget; First Reading
  • Monday, May 4: Budget Work Session
  • Monday, May 11: Public Hearing on Budget and Tax Rates
  • Monday, May 18: Budget Work Session
  • Tuesday, May 26:  Public Hearing, Second reading, and Final Consideration of Budget and Tax Rates; First Reading of Proposed CIP Ordinance
  • Monday, June 22: Second Reading and Final Consideration of CIP
  • Send Public Comments to cityclerk@fallschurchva.gov

Original Proposed Budget & CIP

The initial proposed budget was presented at the March 9, 2020 City Council meeting. The proposed Capital Improvements Program (CIP) was presented to the Planning Commission in February.

Current Budget & CIP

Budget Process

The City Council approves a budget each year to fully serve its 14,000 residents and nationally recognized school system. The City's fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30; for example, FY2020 begins on July 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2020.

The City Manager typically presents the proposed budget in mid-March. After a number of public hearings, town hall meetings, and work sessions, the City Council typically adopts the budget in late April. A calendar of meeting dates, public hearings, and town halls is available here.

Capital Improvements Program

The five-year Capital Improvements Program (CIP) identifies capital needs of the community and indicates how these needs will be funded over the five-year period. In general, only projects that cost more than $150,000 and have a useful life in excess of 10 years qualify for funding in the CIP. The CIP is updated annually and is subject to change with each update.