Office of the Mayor

Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and Capital Budget

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Department Finance Information



Tampa will be recognized as a diverse 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.


Under the Mayor’s leadership, the City is focused on the following strategic areas that are centered on the core strategic function of Financial Opportunities and Responsibilities:

  • Responsibly manages the City’s finances and resources.
  • Prepares for the City’s financial future.
  • Collaborates with city agencies and external partners to finance major development projects and ensure a financially sustainable Tampa.
  • Invests in maintaining and sustaining the City infrastructure.

The City has identified five strategic goals that guide our actions and help meet current challenges while providing a path for long-term community prosperity, balanced around the core of resource stability (for a further discussion on the City’s Strategic Plan, please go to xx):

  • Strengthening Community Services
  • Enhancing Workforce Development
  • Increasing Housing Affordability
  • Improving Infrastructure and Mobility
  • Establishing Sustainability and Resilience


The Mayor’s Office provides services required of the executive branch of City government including administrative functions and representing the City at ceremonial and community events. The Mayor provides direction to department heads, administers ordinances and resolutions of City Council, meets with the public and provides information on matters of community concern. The Mayor is committed to focusing on the basics and directly tying tax dollars to the City’s strategic goals in order to positively impact neighborhoods and improve the quality of life. Among others, the Mayor serves on the following governing authorities:

  • Hillsborough County Aviation Authority
  • Port Tampa Bay Commission
  • Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority
  • Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority
  • Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART)

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 increase from Revised FY2021 is due to increases in contractual services.

Total Budget

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