Budget & Capital Projects

Budget Presentations

Watch presentations from each City of Falls Church Department Director about their priorities for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. 

(Tip: to see the full playlist, click the "hamburger" menu icon in the top right of the video player to quickly jump to any of the 18 presentations.)


Budget Process

The City Council approves a budget each year to fully serve its 14,000 residents and nationally recognized school system. The City's fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30; for example, FY2022 begins on July 1, 2020 and ends June 30, 2022.

The City Manager typically presents the proposed budget in mid-March. After a number of public hearings, town hall meetings, and work sessions, the City Council typically adopts the budget in late April. A calendar of meeting dates, public hearings, and town halls is available here.

Capital Improvements Program

The five-year Capital Improvements Program (CIP) identifies capital needs of the community and indicates how these needs will be funded over the five-year period. In general, only projects that cost more than $150,000 and have a useful life in excess of 10 years qualify for funding in the CIP. The CIP is updated annually and is subject to change with each update.