Phase I- Engage with Existing City Working Groups

Phase I – Engage with Existing City Groups   

April – May 


The City is conducting virtual meetings with existing City Engagement Councils, Advisory Councils, and other Groups to provide education about the City's budget, and leverage their experience and expertise in providing feedback for Phase II and Phase III.


  • Provide education on the City of Chicago's budget, budgeting process, and community engagement process for the budget. 
  • Gather program and service priorities from the community by topic area to inform City Department budget decision-making. 
  • Provide data to inform which programs and services will be included in the topic discussions and the design of the public budget engagement series conducted in the summer.  
  • Engage and utilize the expertise and experience of existing City of Chicago community and civic engagement groups, advisory groups, and task forces.  
Engagement Activities:  
  • Virtual Meetings with existing City Engagement Councils, Advisory Councils, and other Groups
  • Data Collection Tool 
  • Open public comment available on 2025 Budget Portal 

The public can leave a comment or share an idea on any topic relating to the City's 2025 Budget by clicking HERE or scanning the code below. Topic areas include but are not limited to:


 Affordable Housing and Services for People at Risk of or Experiencing Homelessness  
Community Safety
Environmental Justice and Infrastructure
Neighborhood & Community Development and Arts & Culture
Public Health and Mental Health


QR Code to the open ended 2025 budget engagement survey


Your comments and ideas will be incorporated with data collected from the three phases of community engagement, and will inform the City's budget development for FY2025.