Sound Financial Management Guides Water Bureau Budget Process
The Portland Water Bureau began working on the development of its Fiscal Year 2011-2012 budget on October 6, 2010. The Bureau is excited to develop a budget that allows us to continue providing the "4-C's Clean, Cold, Cheap and Constant" water to residents and commercial businesses within the metropolitan area.
The Water Bureau's Employee and Community Budget Development Committee functions as the Bureau Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) and is charged with developing the annual budget per City of Portland guidelines. We have brought together a representative body of key stakeholders including members of the community and the Portland Utility Review Board (PURB) bureau employees, labor representatives, and bureau management. Together, these members review, discuss, deliberate and work to develop a consensus budget that balances the infrastructure needs of a 115 year old system, complies with Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules relating to clean water and is cognizant of the continuing recessionary challenges faced by residents and businesses throughout the service delivery area.
Budget meetings will occur from October through January. Generally there are 2-3 meetings per month, lasting 2 hours per meeting. There may be follow-up meetings in February and March, to review directives from the Office of Management & Finance and the Mayor's Office. Meetings are held in the Portland Building, from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. All meetings are open to the public.
For more information, contact Jimmy Brown, Community Involvement & Information Manager at 503-823-3028 or email@example.com.
To view budget documents, click here.