Boston’s FY21 Budget Plan
Conservative approach beneficial to maintaining service delivery
The City of Boston’s FY21 budget has been set during a time of uncertainty, but reflects a 3.4% increase for a total operating budget of $3.61B. What are the main priorities for Boston in the upcoming year? How will the City meet revenue expectations? Will Boston’s history of robust economic times and strong financial management be enough to see the City through these difficult times? How will the City control spending? Maintaining a commitment to education, housing and public health, this budget devotes $1.39B or 38.6% of the budget to these areas in FY21.