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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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BDS Budget Update


2018 Fall Budget Monitoring Process (BMP)

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 (BMP) 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 2018 BMP request, which included the addition of one position, a Program Coordinator to develop a new Cannabis Program at BDS. This position will serve as a single point of contact for cannabis business owners and entrepreneurs, liaison with the City Cannabis Program, and work with permit applicants to ensure that buildings are properly permitted and safe.

The position will be supported with permit revenues, and financial projections indicate that there will be sufficient revenues to support the position for the next 5 years.

Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 Budget

Our budget staff is already engaged in planning for development of the BDS Requested Budget for FY 2019-20 (July 2019 – June 2020). As in past years, the budget development process will include opportunities for employees, customers, stakeholders, and community members to give input to BDS budget decisions.

BDS Budget Advisory Committee (BAC)

The BDS Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) is composed of customers, stakeholders, community members, and BDS employees. The BAC provides important input and feedback regarding BDS budget decisions. The BAC will meet monthly from November 2018 – January 2019; all meetings will take place at BDS (1900 SW 4th Ave.), and are open to the public:

  • Tue. Nov. 13, 2018, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Room 4A (4th floor)
  • Thu. Dec. 13, 2018, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Room 7A (7th floor)
  • Tue. Jan. 15, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Room 2500 B (2nd floor)

For more information about the BDS FY 2019-20 budget development process or the BAC, please contact Mark Fetters at 503-823-1028.