While the 2017 state budget has already been passed on to the Riigikogu and work has begun on the process of passing it, the budget of Estonia's capital city is only just in the process of being drafted.
The drafting of Tallinn's 2017 city budget is currently in full swing, with city officials compiling a list of items based upon which a final selection will be made of what will fit into the draft budget and what won't.
The draft budget will reach the city government sometime during the first half of November; it is currently expected to be discussed at the city government's Nov. 9 session.
The budget will thereafter be sent to the Tallinn City Council, where it will pass three readings, After this, if all goes according to plan, next year's city budget will be implemented at the city council's final session of the calendar year, which will take place shortly before Christmas. This year, the council's final session is scheduled for Dec. 22.
Tallinn's budget expenditures for 2016 have totaled 511.5 million euros, while its budgetary revenues have totaled 558 million euros.
Editor: Editor: Aili Vahtla