At various times during the year, the City provides opportunities for bureaus to adjust their current fiscal year budgets. Over the last few years, BDS has used these Budget Monitoring Processes (BMPs) to add staff positions in response to changes in workload, rather than having to wait to use the City’s annual budget development process.
On September 11th, BDS submitted its Fall 2017 BMP request, which included the addition of 30 fee-supported positions; 26 are new, while 4 are conversions from Limited Term (LT) to regular. All the positions will be supported with permit revenues, and financial projections indicate that there will be sufficient revenues to support the positions for the next five years.
The added positions will help the bureau meet service level goals and address span of control issues, as will as improve services and access to information for customers and the community.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 Budget
Our budget staff is already engaged in planning for development of BDS’s Requested Budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018-19 (July 2018 – June 2019). As in past years, the budget development process will include opportunities for employees, customers, stakeholders, and community members to give input to BDS’s budget decisions.
BDS Budget Advisory Committee (BAC)
BDS’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) is composed of customers, stakeholders, community members, and BDS employees. The BAC provides important input and feedback regarding BDS’s budget decisions. The BAC will meet monthly from November 2017 – January 2018, as follows:
- Thu. Nov. 9, 2017, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.; 1900 SW 4th, 4th floor, Room 4A
- Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.; 2020 SW 4th, 1st floor, Lincoln Room
- Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.; 2020 SW 4th, 1st floor, Lincoln Room
BAC meetings are open to the public.
For more information about BDS’s FY 2018-19 budget development or the BAC, please contact Mark Fetters at (503) 823-1028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.