City Council

Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and Capital Budget

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The City of Tampa’s vision is to be recognized as a diverse and progressive city and celebrated as the most desirable place to live, learn, work, and play. The City of Tampa’s mission is to deliver outstanding services to enhance the quality of life within our community.


Tampa City Council serves as the City’s legislative branch. The Council serves Tampa’s citizens by enacting the City’s budget, ordinances, and resolutions, responding to citizens’ issues, and collaborating with the Mayor to improve the quality of life in Tampa. City Council also serves the citizens by advocating for projects and policies that will promote economic development, strengthen our neighborhoods, and enhance accountability in the administration of the City’s code of ordinances.

Tampa City Council is comprised of four members representing individual districts and three members elected at-large. In addition to their Council commitments, City Council members serve as the City’s representatives to many other governmental entities.

All City Council members serve on the City of Tampa Community Redevelopment Agency Board. The Community Redevelopment Agency is a public entity established under the guidelines of the Community Redevelopment Act (Ch.163, Part III, Florida Statutes) to implement community redevelopment activities.


City Council members serve individually as board members of:

Arts Council of Hillsborough County

City of Tampa Public Arts Committee

Council of Governments

David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

Florida Aquarium

Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board

Hillsborough County Public Safety Coordinating Council

Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization

Tampa Bay Estuary Program Policy Board

Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council

Tampa Bay Water

Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa Sports Authority

Tampa Theatre

ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Operating Budget Analysis

No revenues are earned by this General Fund department. General revenues provide all funding.

Personnel Expenses increase from Revised FY2021 is due to increases in salaries, pension contributions, and healthcare costs. Operating Expenses decrease from Revised FY2021 is due to a decrease in councilmembers' expense accounts.

Total Budget

Budgeted Position Counts