Budget Information

Welcome to the City of Webster Groves Budget Information page. If you have budget questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact our Finance Department at finance@webstergrovesmo.gov

The City of Webster Groves operates on a fiscal year from July 1 to June 30. A fiscal year is referenced as the year in which the budget ends. For example, the Fiscal Year 2023 budget is named FY2023 as it ends in 2023 but is adopted in 2022. 

The  budget for each Fiscal Year is proposed by the City Manager, with the assistance of the City Executive Leadership Team. The proposed budget is developed no later than 30 days prior to the beginning of the Fiscal Year. A Public Hearing is held on the budget and the City Council approves the budget in June for the next fiscal year. Budget updates are presented publicly to the Council quarterly with estimates and projections on the budget vs actual expenditures. Final actual expenditures are not accounted for until the completion of the City's annual audit and issuance of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. 

For more information on the current financial situation of the City, please see the budget information below and visit the 5-year plan page.

Current Fiscal Year 2024 Budget (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024)

FY2024 Adopted Budget

The Fiscal Year 2024 Budget was adopted on June 20. The budget document is available at the link below and will be updated with narrative program descriptions over the coming weeks.

FY2024 Quarterly Budget Reports

The City Council receives quarterly budget reports from the Administration on the budget performance for the fiscal year.


The City Council can act, by majority vote, to amend the proposed budget.  Below is a list of amendments adopted by the Council. Budget amendments can be made at any council meeting prior to budget adoption.


Balancing Act Logo Opens in new windowBalancing Act is a public engagement tool for budget simulation which allows users to provide input while attempting to balance the City budget. The simulation was open to users from March 31 to April 25. The files below are the data from the simulation.

Name and personally identifying information have been removed.

City Council Budget Meeting Recordings

Recordings on City Council meetings on budget. Links will open in YouTube to the budget information. 

City Council Revenue Planning

The City Council discussed the City's existing revenue streams, revenue needs to close the structural deficit, and long-term revenue solutions.

Budget Development Process

Documents related to the development process for the budget.

Immediate Past Fiscal Year 2023 Budget (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023)

Fiscal Year 2023 Adopted Budget

The budget for Fiscal Year 2023 was adopted unanimously by the City Council on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

FY2023 Quarterly Budget Reports

The City Council receives quarterly budget reports from the Administration on the budget performance for the fiscal year.

Budget Scenarios

Below is a list of models/scenarios that the City Council requested of the Finance Department along with the date presented.

Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Budget

The proposed FY2023 Budget and supporting documents are posted below.

Budget Development Process

Documents below detail the budget development process of the City.
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Fiscal Year 2023 Balancing Act Documents

BalancingAct is a public input tool utilized by Webster Groves for budget input. Click documents below to see the comments from residents and interested parties.

Past Fiscal Year Budgets