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The City of Portland, Oregon

City Budget Office

Budget Events - April through June

Included below are opportunities to participate in the FY 2018-19 budget process:

Community Budget Forums
April 3, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
David Douglas High School
South Cafeteria
*updated address* 1500 SE 130th Ave, 97233
Bus lines 20 and 73
Most testimony by random drawing

April 17, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Roosevelt High School
6941 N Central St, 97203
Bus lines 44 and 75
Most testimony by random drawing

Budget Committee Hearings
May 10, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:30pm, hearing to receive public testimony 
Council Chambers, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97204 

May 16, 2018, 2:00pm, Council Action to approve City Budget, testimony heard
Council Chambers, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97204

Utility Rate Review
May 17, 2018 (first reading), 2:00pm, second reading May 23, 2018, time TBD
Council Chambers, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97204

TSCC Public Hearing
June 6, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Rose Room, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Council Action to Adopt Budget
June 7, 2018, 2:00pm
Council Chambers, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

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

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Included below is a list of key dates for the FY 2018-19 Budget Process:

Budget Calendar Dates
Bureaus/Prosper Portland submit Requested Budgets, Five-Year Plans, and CIPs January 29, 2018
Special Appropriation requests for General Fund support due January 29, 2018
City Budget Office Requested Budget reviews distributed to Council March 5, 2018
City Budget Office meetings with Council Offices on budget reviews March 5-23, 2018
Council work sessions on Requested Budgets  March 15-29, 2018
Spring BMP due to City Budget Office March 26, 2018
Public Forums on Requested Budgets (2 forums) April 3 & 17, 2018
Council work session on Spring BMP April 17, 2018
Revised General Fund financial forecast released April 30, 2018
Mayor releases Proposed Budget decisions April 30, 2018
Council action to adopt Spring BMP May 2, 2018
Proposed Budget document available May 7, 2018
Prosper Portland Budget Committee meeting – Prosper Portland director presents Proposed Budget May 9, 2018
Budget Committee: Mayor’s Message and public hearing on City and Prosper Portland Budgets May 10, 2018
Budget Committee: Approved Budget Work Sesssion May 15, 2018
Budget Committee action to approve City and Prosper Portland budgets May 16, 2018
Approved Budget submitted to Tax Supervising & Conservation Commission May 17, 2018
Utility Rate Review – first reading and hearing May 17, 2018
Utility Rate Review – second reading May 23, 2018
Over-expenditure ordinance due to City Budget Office June 4, 2018
Tax Supervising & Conservation Commission hearing on Approved Budget June 6, 2018
Council action to adopt budget June 7, 2018
Council action to adopt over-expenditure ordinance June 20, 2018