The new fiscal year is barely underway and Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) has already started gearing up for the City’s FY 2012-13 budget process by gathering together the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC). The BAC is comprised of citizens, stakeholders, employees, labor representatives, and PF&R’s leadership team.
This committee is an integral part of PF&R’s budget process, and makes recommendations to the Commissioner-in-Charge about the budget request, provides feedback on current and future budget issues, assists in the development of strategies to make the best use of our limited resources and helps communicate the budget to City Council, the public, and other employees.
The official kick-off of PF&R’s budget process has already begun. The next step will be to hold a BAC orientation meeting on November 10, 2011 where members can gain a better understanding of PF&R’s budget and the City’s budget process. The next BAC meeting will be mid-December during which the BAC will discuss, develop, and rank decision packages.
PF&R anticipates this year’s budget process will again be challenging as the City of Portland continues to face financial uncertainty because of the national and local economies.
Additional information about the FY 2012-13 budget process will be posted online at http://www.portlandonline.com/fire/budget.
Portland Fire & Rescue