Phase III - Broad Public Engagement

Phase III - Broad Public Engagement

(Final design and dates to be informed and co-designed by Phase I and Phase II) 

July for Round-Table events open to the public.

Fireside chat with Mayor Johnson open to the public after budget release in the fall. 


  • Provide education on the City of Chicago budget, budgeting process, and community engagement process for the budget. 
  • Provide education and information on prioritized programs and services across budget topic area.  
  • Share the process and results of Phase 1 and Phase 2.  
  • Provide space for deeper and more meaningful conversations prioritized programs and services across budget topic areas. 
  • Provide space for residents to share ideas, comments, and feedback about the City of Chicago’s budget. 
  • Provide the opportunity for resident feedback to inform budget decisions before the Mayor’s budget is released. 
Engagement Activities:  
  • Conduct 4 roundtable events (3 open to the public and 1 focused youth) with topical discussions.  
  • Data Collection Tool  
  • Open public comment available on 2025 Budget Portal 
  • Conduct a Fireside Chat with Mayor Johnson (after Mayor Johnson’s budget is released) 

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.