The Budget and Evaluation Department leads and serves City government in making informed decisions in resource allocation, program evaluation, long-range financial and management planning, and budget preparation.
Specific department responsibilities include:
FY 2016-17 Budget
The FY 2016-17 budget runs from July 1 through June 30, 2017 and totals $519,671,117. The adopted budget includes an increase in the motor vehicle license fee from $10 to $30 and an increase in water and sewer rates. The overall property tax rate remains at 63.25. This is the ninth consecutive year in which the adopted budget has not included a tax rate increase.
Cost and Performance Data
To evaluate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of City services, the Budget and Evaluation Department facilitates the City's participation in the UNC School of Government Benchmark Project, an annual performance measurement project that compares service costs and accomplishments to other NC municipalities. City departments that participate in the project include Engineering and Inspections, Field Operations, Financial and Administrative Services, Fire, Guilford Metro 9-1-1, Human Resources, Police, and Water Resources.
For more information about the Budget and Evaluation Department or the budget process, please send a request for information.