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We build and carry out the Mayor’s operating budget and capital plan. Our work helps the City make smart investments, and aims to create a thriving, healthy, and innovative Boston.

Our office promotes the high quality delivery of services to Boston’s residents in a cost effective way. We evaluate City programs and then use our analysis to build, present, and manage the Mayor's operating budget.

We also create the capital plan. The capital plan is a strategic document that shows how the City's investment in its infrastructure, such as bridges and roads, contributes to Boston's future. The plan helps guide the City with upcoming initiatives, like Imagine Boston 2030. The City also uses the plan to make smart spending decisions and protect its assets.

1 City Hall Square
Room 813
Boston, MA 02201-2037
United States
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Tuesday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Latest news

Mayor Walsh signs Fiscal  Year 2017 Budget
Jun 30

Mayor Walsh signs $2.98b Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

Mayor's Office
Youth Lead the Change: Participatory Budgeting
Jun 10

Mayor Walsh Announces Winning Projects of Youth-Focused Participatory Budget Vote

Mayor's Office
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Oct 6

Mayor Walsh appoints new budget director

FY17 Recommended Budget
Oct 6

Mayor Walsh Appoints New Budget Director

Mayor's Office

Learn about our work

FY17 Recommended Budget: Thriving, Healthy, and Innovative

Read the story behind our recommended budget. This executive summary introduces our budget priorities, as well as highlights in education, housing, and data.

Read the executive summary

Capital Construction Map: FY 2017-2021

See what we're budgeting to build over the next 5 years. Filter and search by your neighborhood and address.

View the map

Boston's FY17 Adopted Budget
Boston's Budget Data

Explore the City's budget data, identify city priorities, follow trends, and track capital projects.

View the budget

Past Fiscal Year budgets

Past budgets

Boston About Results

The citywide application tracks how well the City is performing at delivering key City services. We use this information internally to drive performance and share it externally so the public can see our progress.

 We publish performance reports to demonstrate our commitment to improving performance and to emphasize that City government exists to serve the people of Boston.

Browse our interactive scoreboards