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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Public Invited to Weigh In on Proposed FY19 City & School Budgets

FY19 Municipal Budget

Over the next several weeks there are several additional opportunities for the public to give input on the proposed City and School budgets for Fiscal Year 2019. 


Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his FY19 Recommended City budget to City Council on April 9th. It is currently being discussed by the Finance Committee, which has held detailed budget review sessions on April 12th, 17th and 23rd with upcoming sessions on April 25th, April 26th, May 3rd and May 9th. The Finance Committee is slated to hold a public hearing on the FY19 City Manager Recommended Budget on Thursday, May 3rd at 5:30 PM at City Hall in Room 209. 


The City Manager’s complete FY19 recommended budget can be read online here.


Portland Board of Public Education Chair, Anna Trevorrow, presented the Recommended FY19 School Budget to the City Council on April 18. The Council received the budget and it was referred to the Council's Finance Committee, which is slated to hold a public hearing about the budget on Thursday, April 26 at 5:30 PM at City Hall in Council Chambers. Additional detail on the FY19 Portland Public Schools and its budget process can be read online here.


The public hearing before the City Council on the FY19 School Budget will occur on May 7 at 5:30 PM in Council Chambers. Action by the City Finance Committee on the FY19 City and School budgets will occur on May 9 when a vote to refer both budgets to the full City Council will occur. The second read and action on the School budget will occur during the May 14 meeting. 


The City Council will hold a workshop to discuss the City budget on May 14 at 4:00 PM ahead of the Council meeting at 5:30 PM in which there will be a first-read of the budget and a public hearing. Additional public comment will be taken at its second read and final vote at the May 21 meeting at 5:30 PM.

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