City of Dallas, TX

08/03/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/03/2021 21:19

City of Dallas Budget Office Receives Highest and Distinguished Award

Budget Town Hall Meetings Scheduled and Animated Budget Videos to Air

DALLAS - City Manager T.C. Broadnax will release his proposed biennial budget for FY 2021-22 and FY 2022-23 on Saturday, Aug. 7. This year's budget will focus on R.E.A.L. Investment, while continuing to emphasize R.E.A.L Change and R.E.A.L. Action.

Budget Town Hall Meetings

The City is asking for feedback from residents about the proposed budget. Dallas City Council Members will hold 36 Budget Town Hall Meetings in the month of August, in a variety of formats: virtual, tele-town hall, and in-person. The full schedule of meetings and more information about how to participate are available at

If you plan to attend one of the in-person meetings, please check the event calendar the day of and follow your Council Member's social media channels for changes or updates.

Budget 101 Animated Videos

As crucial as a city budget is when it comes to providing basic services to residents, it can be a bit intimidating. The terminology, big numbers, and all the charts and graphs can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. The City produced three short-animated videos in English and Spanish that explain the budget in its simplest form. Starting Wednesday, August 4, the videos will be accessible here, including language access and closed caption options:, or our cable channels. The topics are:

  • Budget 101 - Budgeting Basics
  • Budget 101 - Where Does The Money Come From
  • Budget 101 - Where Does The Money Go?

Budget Office Receives Highest Award

In July 2021, The City of Dallas Budget Office received the Distinguished Budget Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the current fiscal year. This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. Its attainment represents a significant achievement by the department.

It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the department had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as:

  • a policy document
  • a financial plan
  • an operations guide
  • a communications device

Budget documents must be rated 'proficient' in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.