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BDS Budget Update

2014 Fall Budget Monitoring Process (BuMP)
As mentioned in the last Plans Examiner, BDS is using the City’s Fall Budget Monitoring Process (BuMP) to add a number of fee-supported staff positions to respond to current workload and service level needs. BDS has sometimes used BuMPs to add positions quickly in response to changes in workload, rather than having to wait until the City’s annual budget process.

Budget UpdateAfter carefully reviewing workload and staffing data, BDS submitted a BuMP proposal that:

  • Adds 22 fee-supported positions to work groups throughout the bureau;
  • Converts 7 existing limited-term fee-supported positions into permanent positions;
  • Adds 3 General Fund-supported positions to BDS’s Neighborhood Inspections Team;
  • Adds $100,000 in nuisance abatement funds (General Fund monies).

BDS submitted its Fall BuMP request on September 29, 2014. City Council is scheduled to discuss bureau BuMP requests on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, and will adopt approved requests on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 Budget
BDS budget staff are already engaged in planning for development of the bureau’s Requested Budget for fiscal year (FY) 2015-16 (July 2015 – June 2016).

We are currently assembling the BDS Budget Advisory Committee (BAC). The BAC will be composed of stakeholders, community members, and BDS staff, and will provide important input and feedback regarding BDS’s budget decisions. The BAC will likely meet 4 -5 times, from late November through late January. BAC meetings will be open to the public, and BDS welcomes participation by any interested parties and welcome contributions from diverse communities.

For more information about the 2014 Fall BuMP, the FY 2015-16 budget, or the BAC, please contact Mark Fetters at (503) 823-1028 or