The budget outlines the City's plan for achieving the goals, objectives, and service delivery levels desired by the Mayor and City Council. The Budget & Program Management Office (BPMO) is responsible for the preparation and coordination of the City Manager proposed operating budget and capital improvement budgets that supports the goals of the Mayor and City Council.  The BPMO provides analysis for key decision makers, supports a variety of citywide initiatives such as the City’s Strategic Plan, the City's performance measurement efforts, conducts research and analysis in the areas of improving operational efficiency and cost effectiveness, organizational structure and processes and assists with special projects for executive management.



The budget is a blueprint for the type and level of services provided to the community.
  • It must be balanced (Article X, Sec. 7(b), S.C Constitution)
  • Resource allocation & management tool.
  • Spending plan.
  • Accountability document.
  • Public communications device.
  • Policy document.
  • Granting of authority to City’s staff.
  • Ideally, the budget carries out our (City Council) vision.
To learn more about the City’s budget and the budgeting process please contact us at



Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm



1136 Washington Street, Suite 504
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
(803) 545-3146



The Budget & Program Management Office is proud to announce the launch of an interactive budget dashboard that offers an easy to use visualization of financial information using graphs and charts.




Budget and Program Management  I 1136 Washington Street, Columbia, SC 29201