Portland Fire & Rescue’s (PF&R) FY 2011-12 Requested Budget was submitted to the Office of Management and Finance on January 31, 2011. The submitted budget complies with the City Council’s directive for public safety bureaus to identify 75% one-time reductions, which equates to $671,910 of PF&R’s general fund discretionary resources.
PF&R worked in a collaborative process with its Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) – comprised of private citizens, internal and external stakeholders, employees, labor, and management – to develop these reductions. In addition, PF&R provided a mechanism for all employees to submit both reduction and add suggestions. All employee suggestions were considered and discussed at a BAC meeting. At the end of the process, the BAC produced a ranked list of reduction decision packages for Commissioner Leonard’s consideration, which the Commissioner supported for inclusion in PF&R’s Requested Budget.
PF&R’s budget is currently being reviewed by the City’s Financial Planning Division, who will be preparing an analysis, identifying issues, and making recommendations. This report will be provided to Council during PF&R’s budget hearing.
During March and April, all bureaus will be making presentations on their Requested Budgets to Council. PF&R’s budget hearing before Council is scheduled for mid March. Mayor Sam Adams is scheduled to release his Proposed Budget decisions on April 29, and on May 18, Council will hold the Approved Budget hearing and take public testimony on the Mayor’s Proposed Budget.
Your Input Is Welcome!
Community Budget Forums will be held in February and March, and citizens will have the opportunity to provide input to City Council and Bureau Directors on PF&R’s Budget. Following is a schedule of these meetings:
- Thursday, February 24 – David Douglas High School, 1001 SE 135th Street, 6:00-8:30pm
- Tuesday, March 1 – Wilson High School, 1151 SW Vermont Street, 6:00-8:30pm
If you’re not able to make it to the Community Budget Forums, take the Portland Curbside Survey and help shape the City of Portland’s budget decisions and priorities. Start here!
View Portland Fire & Rescue’s Submitted Budget
PF&R’s budget submission can be viewed at http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=54234&a=336629.
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February 11, 2011