2020-2021 Recommended Executive and Detail Budgets
(July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021)
Mayor Greg Fischer presented the recommended Louisville Metro Government (LMG) budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 to the Metro Council on April 23, 2020. The budget is the 10th and, in many ways, most difficult budget proposal that he’s had to present as the city, commonwealth, country, and planet struggle with the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. Its health and economic impacts are staggering in scope and still developing. And the true impact is further complicated by an evolving federal response for providing relief to different segments of the community, economy, and LMG.
Given the number of unknown factors, it was prudent to present a continuation budget, knowing that it will undoubtedly need to be revised to achieve a structurally balanced and fiscally responsible plan that represents the city’s values. The proposal also acknowledges the timing of this pandemic relative to the budget development process. The Mayor is committed to working with the public and the Metro Council to determine the longer-term plan on taxation and service levels in a collective and transparent manner.
Still, while there is obvious financial uncertainty, LMG maintains its focus on the No. 1 job: to protect and promote the residents’ health and safety while building a future of opportunity and prosperity for every person in every corner of the city. The city is rooted in a connected community that cares for each other through selfless acts of bravery, from first responders to health providers to grocery clerks. There has been an outpouring of support from thousands of people who have donated to the One Louisville COVID-19 Response Fund to help neighbors in need and the organizations who serve them.
This community will get through this pandemic together and will come out stronger and more bonded to each other. This spending plan with total expenditures of $884 million, including $594 million of General Fund dollars, is the fiscal starting point to the important decisions that need to be made to advance the city’s values and community.
To view the 2020 - 2021 Recommended Executive Budget Document in its entirety (Size is 9.42 MB), click here.
To view the 2020 - 2021 Recommended Detail Budget Document (Size is 6.14 MB), click here.