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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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BDS Budget Update


BDS Managers and Budget and Finance staff are busily working on our fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 Requested Budget and updated 5-Year Financial Plan, both due on February 4, 2019. The budget and financial plan documents highlight BDS’s strategic goals and provide information on our financial, staffing, and service level needs. The current slowdown in development activity and resulting pause in hiring at BDS will have direct impacts on our budget request and long-term planning. More detailed information will be shared as budget decisions are made.

Stakeholder Input
We are also seeking input on our budget from a variety of advisory and stakeholder groups, including:

  • BDS Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) – The BAC is composed of industry and community representatives, along with BDS employees. The BAC makes budget recommendations in light of the bureau’s strategic goals.
  • BDS Financial Advisory Committee (FAC) – The FAC is composed of economists and industry representatives who help review and shape BDS’s long-term economic forecasting.
  • Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) – The DRAC is the City’s standing advisory body regarding development issues, and reviews the BDS budget at a more global level. The DRAC is involved in ensuring that the development review process works well.
  • BDS Employees – Our Labor Management Committee and Equity Committee (composed of employees) review and share input on our budget request.  In addition, two open house events were held in early December to give employees opportunities to share budget suggestions and discuss bureau finances with budget staff.

Remaining budget-related meetings include (all meetings are open to the public):

Date Meeting Time / Location
Jan. 9, 2018
BDS Financial Advisory Committee 12 – 1:30 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Ave., 2nd floor, Rm 2500 B
Jan. 15, 2018
BDS Budget Advisory Committee 12 – 1:30 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Ave., 2nd floor, Rm 2500 B
Jan. 17, 2018
Development Review Advisory Committee 8 – 10 a.m.
1900 SW 4th Ave., 2nd floor, Rm 2500 B

Important Budget Dates
Upcoming important dates in the budget process include:

  • February 4, 2019 – BDS submits Requested Budget & Financial Plan to City Budget Office
  • March 5 – City Budget Office makes budget recommendations to City Council
  • March 12-30 – City Council Budget Work Sessions
  • April (dates TBD) – Public Hearings on City Budget
  • May (date TBD) – Mayor’s Proposed Budget released
  • June (date TBD) – City Council vote on Adopted Budget
  • July 1 – FY 2019-20 Budget goes into effect

For more information about BDS’s FY 2019-20 budget development, please contact BDS Finance Manager Kyle O’Brien at 503-823-7323 or Mark Fetters at 503-823-1028.