The City of Chattanooga uses a collaborative, citizen-driven method called “Budgeting For Outcomes,” make the most efficient and effective use of every taxpayer dollar. The FY20 budget will again focus on delivering results in five priority areas: High Performing Government, Growing Economy, Stronger Neighborhoods, Safer Streets, and Smarter Students & Stronger Families.

This process allows for direct, significant input from the community on what they want the city to fund for the upcoming year.

The City will host three public input sessions around the city to reach citizens in all of Chattanooga’s City Council districts.   


Wednesday, November 14th

Council Districts 7, 8, and 9

5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

First Centenary United Methodist Church

Oak Street Center, 418 Oak Street 


Thursday, November 15th

Council Districts 1, 2, and 3

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Hixson YFD Center, 5400 School Drive


Monday, November 19th

Council Districts 4, 5, and 6

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Family Justice Center, 5705 Uptain Rd


For more information on the city’s budgeting process and how the public can be involved, please visit