Mayor Hales’ FY 2014-15 Proposed Budget was released May 1, 2014 and was approved by the full City Council (with some changes) on May 28, 2014. The Approved Budget includes the following items related to BDS:
- Two positions for the Neighborhood Inspections Program and the Extremely Distressed Property Enforcement Program (EDPEP), both of which will be funded on a one‐time basis using BDS internal resources.
- $198,513 transferred from Special Appropriations to BDS for the implementation of the City’s Tree Code. Resources are split between the Bureau of Parks and Recreation and BDS. Included in the proposed budget is $14,600 in ongoing General Fund support, $183,913 one-time General Fund support, and approval of 1.0 Associate Planner.
- Recognition of the March 2014 BDS ordinance that approved the addition of 18 fee-supported positions in the FY 2013-14 budget.
- Approval of an interagency agreement between BDS and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability to fund the Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Package (RICAP) for a second year; and
- Adoption of the BDS fee schedule for FY 2014-15, in which most fees did not increase.
The Approved Budget was officially adopted by City Council on June 19th, and takes effect on July 1st.
You can find budget information and links to BDS’s budget and financial plan documents on the City Budget Office website at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/cbo/.
If you have questions about the BDS budget, please contact BDS Administrative Services Manager Deborah Sievert Morris at (503) 823-7338 or firstname.lastname@example.org.