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BudgetBookGraphic_FY19_webThrough the Budget Chronicles webpage, citizens have the opportunity to be a part of an open, transparent process that will help shape the upcoming fiscal year for the City of Fayetteville and the services provided to residents. On this page is an informative FAQ section, presentations from Council's budget meetings and links to current FY2020-2021 budget processes and past presentations from the FY2013-2014, FY2014-2015, FY2015-2016FY2016-2017FY2017-2018FY2018-2019 and FY2019-2020 budget processes.

The budget process begins and ends with the City's Strategic Plan, which is a roadmap employed by many local governments to guide the use of money, personnel and resources to realize a shared vision of the future. The Budget and Evaluation Office coordinates the annual budget development process.


The City invites you to participate via the webpage as we forge ahead into the next year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Why does the City have an annual budget?

  • How much does one penny on the tax rate generate?

  • Do the property taxes pay for all City services that residents receive?

  • Where does the money come from to operate the City?

  • How is the money generated used?

  • Are the City's finances well managed?

  • What is a CIP and why is it important for the City to keep it updated?