Budget Central

Thomas F. Zidelis, Acting Director

FY2018 Budget Pie Chart

Fiscal Budget

The Budget Division under the Department of Administration and Finance develops, monitors and enforces the City's operating and capital budgets. The Division provides status reports on a regular basis, as well as information and analysis for policy decisions. Reports are developed for distribution to the public and City Council describing the city's financial status and projections.

The preparation of the Annual Budget for the City of Worcester is governed by the provisions found in M.G.L. Chapter 44. According to state law, the budget must be submitted to the City Council within 170 days after the council organizes in early January. The City Council then holds a series of public hearings to solicit citizen participation regarding departmental budget requests. The City Council has jurisdiction to make reductions, but cannot increase the proposed budget without the recommendation of the City Manager. Following submission of the budget, the City Council has 45 days in which to act.

The most recent budget books for the City of Worcester are available below for your review. Additional budget books (dating back to FY 2003) may be found by browsing to our document imaging repository and selecting "Annual Budgets".

Long-Term Financial Plan

Creating and adhering to a long term financial plan allows the City to make strategic, forward-looking decisions come budget time. With strong principles to guide us, we are able to plan for the City's financial future with a degree of certainty we would not otherwise enjoy.

Financial Plan

Contact Information

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