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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

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Budget Information & Docs

Civic Life Budget Development


2019-2020 Civic Life Requested Budget Process
FY 19-20 budget was developed using a new City-wide budget software, new formats (program offers), a new process for requesting additional ongoing or general funding (direction to develop), and new items to address (impact of recent pay equity).

Click on the image* to view the 2019-2020 Civic Life Requested Budget.

2019-2020 Civic Life Requested Budget Cover

Submitting the proposed budget is just the culmination of one phase of budget development. The next phases include City Budget Office (CBO) review and initial recommendations (Feb), budget work sessions with Council (March), budget forums in the community (April), the release of the Mayor’s proposed budget (April/May), final proposed budget and then finally the adopted budget (June).

From the cover letter signed by Commissioner Eudaly:
“The new process and format for FY19-20 proposed budgets reflect City Council’s intentions to establish a more stable, predictable and transparent budget process. These improvements coincide with Civic Life’s intentions to transform itself into a 21st-century bureau capable of serving an increasingly diverse population in a rapidly urbanizing region.

The changes described within program offers add up to more than the sum of its parts, and that broader story is reflected in the narrative overview. That narrative includes an overview of the bureau, strategic direction, and summary of budget decisions. The entirety of the proposed improvements to bureau functioning is contained within the 99% allocation.”

*The link leads to on a non-City webpage


 Visit the City Budget Office for general information about the City's budget process or view links to other bureaus' budget information.


Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC)

Civic Life Bureau Advisory Committee assists with the annual budget development process as well as serves as an advisory group for bureau goals, priorities and policies.