Fiscal Year 2015/16 budget process
The public is invited to learn more about our City budget and participate in this fiscal year’s process.
The following is the tentative schedule for budget-related workshops and council meetings, culminating in the adoption of the fiscal year 2015/16 operating and capital improvement project budgets on June 9.
Monday, Feb. 9, 4p.m., Budget and Audit Committee (1) CAFR, (2) Midyear Report, (3) Budget 101
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 6p.m., City Council (1) CAFR, (2) Midyear Report
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m., City Council Workshop (1) Budget 101, (2) Budget Principles/Policies and Major Tax Revenue Trends and Forecast
Saturday, Feb. 21, 10a.m., Mayor’s Community Workshop (Neighborhood Association Presidents) on Budget Priorities
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m., City Council Workshop (1) Expenditure, (2) Labor Cost Model, (3) Fleet, (4) Risk, (5) Debt, (6) Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB), (7) Capital Improvement Program
Tuesday, March 3, 1:30 p.m., Budget and Audit Committee City Auditor Report
Tuesday, March 3, 2 p.m., City Council Workshop (1) Operational Review, (2) City programs/services by department, (3) Enterprise Funds, (4) Measure U, (5) Other funds (4th R, START, etc.)
Friday, March 6, 6p.m., Mayor Presents Budget Priorities to Council in Friday Memo
Tuesday, March 10, 6p.m., City Council Mayor and Council Discuss and Develop City Budget Priorities
Tuesday, March 17, 6 p.m., City Council Mayor and Council Approve Budget Priorities and Present to City Manager
Tuesday, April 7, 2 p.m., Budget and Audit Committee (1) Master Fee Schedule, (2) Citywide Policies, (3) Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB), (4) Pensions, (5) Risk
Friday, April 24, FY2015/16 Proposed Budget Released
Tuesday, May, 5, 2 p.m., Budget and Audit Committee (1) FY2015/16 Budget Overview
Tuesday, May 12, 6 p.m., City Council (1) Budget Introduction: Forecast & Assumptions, (2) FY2015/16 Proposed Budget for: Mayor and City Council, Charter Offices, Community Development, Convention and Cultural Services, Economic Development, Finance, General Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, Public Works, Utilities, Citywide and Community Support, (3) Citywide Fees and Charges Update
Tuesday, May 19, 2 p.m., City Council (1)2015-2020 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), (2) FY2014/15 Measure U Update: Parks and Recreation
Tuesday, May 19, 6 p.m. City Council FY2014/15 Measure U Update: Fire, Police
Tuesday, June 2, 2 p.m., Budget and Audit Committee Budget and Audit Committee Recommendation on Proposed Budget
Tuesday, June 9, 6 p.m., City Council Adoption of the FY2015/16 Operating and CIP
Note: Budget & Audit Committee Meetings are scheduled for one hour; Council Workshops are scheduled for two hours.