2022-2023 Recommended Executive and Detail Budgets
(July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023)
Mayor Greg Fischer presented the recommended Louisville Metro Government (LMG) budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 to the Metro Council on April 28, 2022. This budget was the 12th and final budget proposal that he presented. Mayor Fischer thanked every Louisvillian in every neighborhood in our city, for the opportunity to lead this great city. He remains relentlessly optimistic about the trajectory of our city and its future.
When he presented his first budget letter in May 2011 as the 50th Mayor of Louisville, Louisville Metro Government was facing a $22.5 million shortfall which required all of us to make difficult choices to ensure that our residents were receiving the best and most efficient services for their tax dollars. Since then, we have been faced with economic recessions, significant budget reductions due to increased pension costs, and have experienced a tragic, once-in-a-century pandemic and righteous calls for social justice throughout the country, including Louisville.
The proposed spending plan, with total expenditures of $1.3 billion, including $715 million of General Fund dollars, reflected a strong economic recovery which is evidenced by strong revenue growth and continued to keep the promises to advance Louisville as a city of lifelong learning, a healthier city, and an even more compassionate city. This plan funded an additional 170 officers in the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), taking the police force to 1,100 by June 30, 2023. It continued many of the investments made last year by taking a ‘whole-of-government’ approach to addressing public safety and dedicated resources to addressing affordable housing, technology-related systems, and critical infrastructure.
View the 2022 - 2023 Recommended Executive Budget Document in its entirety (Size is 11.3 MB PDF file)
View the 2022 - 2023 Recommended Detail Budget Document (Size is 6 MB PDF file)
All Approved Budgets