This spring, a new budget will be proposed to City Council for the coming fiscal year, which starts July 1, 2024. Before the City creates that proposal, we want to hear from Philadelphians about their needs, priorities, and ideas for how the City spends money on services like public spaces, housing, trash collection, public safety, and more. Feedback shared by community members is used to communicate community priorities to City leadership during the creation of the budget.

Join an upcoming virtual feedback session or host the Budget Office at your community group for an opportunity to see and shape the City Budget.

How to participate

Apply to join a feedback session

Join us for an online feedback session! We will cover how the budget works and give you time to ask questions and share your experiences and ideas. Space is limited, and participants will be compensated $40 for their time.

Apply to participate in a virtual budget feedback session:

  • Wednesday, November 1 from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 4 from noon-1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 8 from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 15 from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 29 from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 2 from noon-1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 6 from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 13 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Live translation, closed captioning, and other language and accessibility accommodations will be available upon request. Participants should reside within Philadelphia.

Host a community feedback session

The Budget Office can join your community group for a community feedback session. We will join your group and cover how the budget works and give your community group time to ask questions and share experiences and ideas. Community groups are compensated for their space and resources to host a session. Email Chris Cannito at to learn more about hosting a community feedback session.

Thank you

Thank you for sharing your priorities and preferences. Your experiences and insights will help shape the upcoming budget.

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Want to learn more about the City Budget?

For more information on the City’s work to amplify community voice to create an equitable impact in the City Budget, please look at the FY24 Budget Engagement Annual Review.

Watch a video that explains how the City Budget works.

City budget documents can be found on the Office of the Director of Finance’s webpage.