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Budgeting & Financial Planning
The Saint Paul City Council's Chief Budget Analyst is responsible for assisting the Council in its annual budget review and adoption process.  The Council's Chief Budget analyst is separate from the city's Office of Financial Services, which is the city department responsible for the overall financial management of the city.  

The City Council is responsible for adopting the City's operating and capital budgets and property tax levies.  In August, the Mayor proposes the budgets for the following year.  After the budgets are proposed, the City Council begins its consideration of the budgets.  A series of Council Budget Committee meetings are held throughout the fall to review the proposed budgets in detail.  Public hearings on the proposed budgets and tax levies are also held during this time period.  In mid-December, the Council adopts the final budgets and property tax levies, incorporating any changes councilmembers have to the original proposal into the adopted budgets and levies. 

Budget materials are available on-line at

The City Council budget meeting schedule is available here.

City Council Budget Officer Job Opening
This position performs highly responsible professional work analyzing and managing the budget process for the City Council. Serves as a senior policy analyst to the City Council reporting to the Director of Council Operations. Managing the budget process includes analysis of the City budget, staffing the Council Budget Committee and working with the Office of Financial Services throughout the Council budget process. Recommends and establishes techniques and new procedures that will improve the operation of the City Council budget process. Works with the City Council Members, aides, policy analysts, department and office directors and others on issues related to the City budget. Manages analytical and policy development projects assigned by the City Council on a variety of local government issues, producing and presenting analytical reports, resolutions and ordinances.

Go to the full job opening announcement here.

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