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Purpose and priorities

The draft budget, which is drawn up by the college of aldermen, is guided by a policy of sustainable development, and is a key step in the implementation of the 2017–2023 mission statement of the college of aldermen.

The City's policy priorities are housing, transport, urban development, education and social cohesion, the environment and safety.

The budget is both a legal and political instrument, subject to a vote of consent by the municipal council, followed by the approval of the Minister of Home Affairs (Ministre de l'intérieur).

Structure

The budget comprises an ordinary and an extraordinary section, both for receipts and expenses. The ordinary section lists the current receipts and expenses, and the extraordinary section lists the capital transactions.

The ordinary and extraordinary sections are divided into functional codes representing the City's various departments, activities and responsibilities.
The budget items indicate the type of receipt or expense, and correspond to the municipalities' standard chart of accounts that is predefined by the Minister of Home Affairs.

Budget et rapport 2022

Le budget 2022 se solde par un déficit de 129,4 millions € en raison des investissements importants prévus au cours de l’année 2022 :

  • Les recettes ordinaires se chiffrent à 901,4 millions €, dont 546,6 millions € du fonds de dotation globale des communes, 63,9 millions € d’impôts commercial communal et 144,3 millions € de recettes propres.
  • Les dépenses ordinaires s’élèvent à 677,1 millions €, dont 398,4 millions € de dépenses de personnel et 165,8 millions € de frais d’exploitation.
  • Les recettes extraordinaires sont estimées à 61,1 millions €, dont 49,4 millions € de subventions et participations de la part de l'État.
  • Les dépenses extraordinaires se chiffrent à 414,8 millions €, dont 123,0 millions € pour des dépenses en relation avec les bâtiments, 139,8 millions € pour des dépenses d’infrastructures et 72,6 millions € pour des dépenses de travaux de réseaux.

2021 budget and report

The 2021 budget shows a deficit of €156.1 million due to substantial investment planned for 2021:

  • Total ordinary receipts totalled €801.8 million, including €487.5 million from the municipalities' general endowment fund, €63.1 million from municipal business taxes and €141.0 million from own-source revenue.
  • Ordinary expenses were €623.0 million, including €386.8 million in staffing costs and €129.7 million in operating expenditure.
  • Extraordinary receipts were estimated at €86.8 million, including €73.2 million in state subsidies and investments.
  • Extraordinary expenses totalled €421.7 million, including €132.3 million for expenses relating to buildings, €121.3 million for infrastructure expenses and €83.3 million for utility network expenses.

2020 budget and report

The 2020 budget shows a deficit of €83 million due to substantial investment planned for 2020:

  • Ordinary receipts total €860.7 million, including €531.4 million from the municipalities' general endowment fund, €73 million from municipal business taxes and €140.4 million from own-source revenue.
  • Ordinary expenses are €596 million, including €369.7 million in staffing costs and €122.4 million in operating expenditure.
  • Extraordinary receipts are estimated at €79.8 million, including €60 million in state subsidies and investments.
  • Extraordinary expenses total €427.5 million, including €150.5 million for expenses relating to buildings, €105.3 million for infrastructure expenses and €91.6 million for utility network expenses.


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