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Upcoming Budget Events

Included below are opportunities to participate in the FY 2017-18 budget process:

City Budget Forums
April 11 and April 18, 2017 - Locations TBD

Budget Committee Hearings
May 11 and May 17, 2017 - Council Chambers, Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 5th Ave., Portland, OR 97205

Utility Rate Review
May 18 (first reading) and May 24 (second reading), 2017 - Council Chambers, Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 5th Ave., Portland, OR 97205

Council Action to Adopt Budget
June 8, 2017 - Council Chambers, Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 5th Ave., Portland, OR 97205

For questions, please contact the City Budget Office at 503-823-6925 or

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination in any City program, service, or activity on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or disability.  To help ensure access to City programs, services, and activities, the City of Portland reasonably: provides language translation and interpretation for limited English proficiency individuals; modifies policies and procedures; and, provides auxiliary aids, services and/or alternative formats to persons with disabilities.  To request an accommodation, modification, translation, interpretation or language service; to file a complaint; or for additional information or questions on Civil Rights Title VI (race, color, national origin protections) and ADA Title II (protections for people with disabilities) matters (nondiscrimination in public City programs, services, activities): contact Sarah Diffenderfer by phone at 503.823.6925, TTY at 503.823.6868, or Oregon Relay Service at 711.

Included below is a list of key dates for the FY 2017-18 Budget Process:

Budget Calendar Dates
Bureaus/PDC submit Requested Budgets, Five-Year Plans, and CIPs January 30 January 30, 2017
Special Appropriation requests for General Fund support due January 30, 2017
City Budget Office Requested Budget reviews distributed to Council March 6, 2017
City Budget Office meetings with Council Offices on budget reviews March 6-24, 2017
Council work sessions on Requested Budgets  March 13-31, 2017
Spring BMP due to City Budget Office March 27, 2017
Public Hearings on Requested Budgets (2 hearings- Locations TBD) April 11 & 18, 2017
Council work session on Spring BMP April 18, 2017
Council action to adopt Spring BMP April 26, 2017
Mayor releases Proposed Budget decisions April 27, 2017
Revised General Fund financial forecast released April 30, 2017
Proposed Budget document available May 8, 2017
Budget Committee meeting – Mayor’s Message and Work Session May 9, 2017
PDC Budget Committee meeting – PDC director presents Proposed Budget May 10, 2017
Budget Committee public hearing on City and PDC budgets May 11, 2017
Budget Committee action to approve City and PDC budgets May 17, 2017
Approved Budget submitted to Tax Supervising & Conservation Commission May 18, 2017
Utility Rate Review – first reading and hearing May 18, 2017
Utility Rate Review – second reading May 24, 2017
Over-expenditure ordinance due to City Budget Office June 5, 2017
Tax Supervising & Conservation Commission hearing on Approved Budget June 7, 2017
Council action to adopt budget June 8, 2017
Council action to adopt over-expenditure ordinance June 21, 2017

Link to PDF version of the calendar.