City Council has adopted the 2023 Capital and Operating budgets. This page will no longer be updated.
Engage with the City of Pittsburgh 2023 Budgets
The City's Office of Management and Budget is seeking public input on the 2023 City of Pittsburgh Capital and Operating Budgets.
Join us at any of the three upcoming community meetings to learn more about Mayor Gainey's 2023 Preliminary Budget Proposals and share your feedback.
On this main project page, you can utilize various resources to better understand the budget process and cycle. All feedback, survey results, and comments from the 2023 Budget Engagements will be reported to the appropriate City of Pittsburgh Department Directors, the Mayor's Office, and City Council.
Capital vs. Operating Budget
The Capital Budget funds projects that are used to design, build, restore, retain, or purchase City-owned assets, have a minimum value of $50,000, and have a minimum useful life of five years.
The Operating Budget funds expenditures that pay for most day-to-day governmental activities.
City of Pittsburgh Budget Timeline
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Mayor provides budget priorities and goals to the Office of Management and Budget and to City of Pittsburgh departments
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OMB issues requests for budget proposals from City of Pittsburgh departments
Timeline item 3 - complete
May/June/July: Public Engagement
OMB solicits feedback from the public through:
- Capital Budget Survey
- Operating Budget Survey
- Capital Budget Public Forums
- Operating Budget Forum
- Capital and Operating Budget Simulators
Timeline item 4 - complete
July: Deadline for Capital Proposals
Deadline for capital budget proposals from departments
Timeline item 5 - complete
August: Deadline for Operating Proposals
Deadline for operating budget proposals from departments
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OMB meets with departments to discuss their budget proposals
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September: Preliminary Budget
Mayor proposes a preliminary budget
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October: Public Engagement
OMB solicits feedback on the preliminary budget
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OMB makes adjustments to the prelimary budget as needed
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November: Formal Submission
On the second Monday of November, Mayor presents the Operating and Capital Budgets to City Council
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City Council holds televised budget hearings and revisions to the proposed budget are considered
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City Council must adopt a balanced City of Pittsburgh budget by December 31st