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2024 BFO Calendar for the 2025-26 Budget#

Budget cycle

The City of Fort Collins has begun the development of the 2025-26 Budget. The process begins with City Council adoption of the 2024 Strategic Plan with a work session scheduled in February and adoption in March). That document then guides the budgeting process for the programs and services provided to the Community.

Budget process dates

  • Mid-Jun - Aug     Public Engagement to inform Recommended Budget
  • Aug 30                 City Manager's Recommended Budget published
  • Sep - Oct             Public Engagement regarding the Recommended Budget
  • Sep 10                 Council Work Session #1
  • Sep 17                 Council Meeting – Public Hearing #1
  • Sep 24                 Council Work Session #2
  • Oct 1                    Council Meeting – Public Hearing #2
  • Oct 8                    Council Work Session #3
  • Nov 6 or 7            Council Meeting – First Reading of the Budget Ordinance
  • Nov 15                 Council Meeting – Second Reading of the Budget Ordinance

The City of Fort Collins uses a priority-based process called Budgeting for Outcomes or BFO. These short videos provide an overview of that process. The video called 'Budget 101' is available in both Spanish and English. The other videos are available with Spanish subtitles.

2023-2024 Adopted Budget in Brief Document#

2023-2024 Adopted Budget#

2023-2024 Adopted Budget

Full version (674 pages)

The City's 2023-24 Budget was adopted by City Council on 2nd Reading on November 15, 2022. This budget is intended to resource both the 2021-23 Council Priorities and the 2022 Strategic Plan. The Adopted 2023-24 Budget includes the City Council changes to the 2023-24 Recommended Budget.

View Adopted Budget