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City Budget Office

Budget Events - April through June

As part of developing the Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget, the City Council planned for three community budget forums to be held on April 7th, 18th, and 27th.

Unfortunately, the public health crisis has compelled the City to cancel these events in order to preserve and focus on the health of our communities and our emergency response services.

Budgetarily, the City is prioritizing supporting our response to the current crisis, as deployed through our emergency coordination center and bureau essential services. While we know City finances will be significantly impacted by the crisis, the ultimate financial impact and required actions will only be known with time. Different programs may require more urgent action, depending on the revenue stream supporting the program. The City is looking to adjust to the evolving budgetary and financial situation in a way that is as measured and thoughtful as possible.

We greatly value community involvement and input in our budget processes and decision-making, and encourage community members to fill out an online comment card. These comments will be provided to City Council and bureau directors on a weekly basis over the next few months as decisions around the upcoming budget are being made.  

For more information on the City’s budget, please see:

Fiscal Year 2020-21 Mayor's Proposed Budget

Fiscal Year 2020-21 Requested Budgets

Fiscal Year 2020-21 City Budget Office Reviews

Proposed Budget Hearing

Topic: Testimony on the Mayor's Proposed Budget

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Due to the public health crisis, this hearing will be held remotely. Click here for more information on the hearing and testimony application.

Council Action to Approve City of Portland and Prosper Portland Budgets (testimony heard)

Date/Time:  May 20, 2020, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:  Due to the public health crisis, this hearing will be held remotely. Click here for more information.

Utility Rate Reviews (first reading and hearing)

Topics:  Rate review for Water Bureau, Bureau of Environmental Services, and Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Date/Time:  May 21, 2020, 2:15pm to 4:15pm

Location:  Due to the public health crisis, this hearing will be held remotely. Click here for more information.

Utility Rate Review (second reading)

Date/Time:  May 27, 2020, City Council meeting, no time certain

Location:  Due to the public health crisis, this hearing will be held remotely. Click here for more information.

Budget Committee Meeting - Receive Correction on Approved Budget document (no testimony heard)

Date/Time: June 9, 2020, 9:30am to 9:35am

Location: Due to the public health crisis, this hearing will be held remotely and streamed on the City’s YouTube channel. Click here for more information.

About: Budget Committee Meeting to receive the correct version of the urban renewal levy table into the Approved Budget document. There will not be testimony on this action of the Budget Committee.

Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission Public Hearing on Approved Budget (testimony heard)

Date/Time:  June 9, 2020, 9:35am to 10:30am

Location:  Due to the public health crisis, this hearing will be held remotely.

About:  Click here for more information on the hearing, including tax levy amounts.

Council Action to Adopt Budget (first reading - testimony heard)

Date/Time:  June 10, 2020, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:  Due to the public health crisis, this hearing will be held remotely. Public testimony will be taken at this hearing, and those interested in testifying should follow the process with the Council Clerk’s Office to sign-up in advance. This process can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/26997.

Council Action to Adopt Budget (second reading)

Date/Time:  June 17, 2020, City Council meeting, no time certain

Location:  Due to the public health crisis, this hearing will be held remotely. Click here for more information.

For questions, please contact the City Budget Office at 503-823-6925 or CityBudgetOffice@portlandoregon.gov.

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