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Policy Committee: Budget & Finance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings of this policy committee are being held virtually to conduct essential business. You can watch, listen, and comment using Zoom, or participate by phone. 

Agendas, Annotated Agendas, and Audio Recordings:
 Current Year  I Previous Year

General Information:
The Budget & Finance Committee is charged with reviewing legislation in the following areas:

  • Investment Policy
  • Budget Development
  • Revenue Development
  • Expenditures
  • Fiscal Planning and Policy
  • Taxes and Fees
  • Large-scale Fiscal Investments

Legislation reviewed by the Committee is forwarded to the full City Council for consideration and possible action.

Prior to establishing the Budget and Finance Policy Committee, City Council established a standing committee on the City's budget on December 19, 2017.  Agendas and minutes for this Budget Committee are available from the Budget Committee's webpage.

Committee Members: Mayor Jesse Arreguin*, Councilmembers Lori Droste and Kate Harrison
Alternate: Councilmember Rashi Kesarwani  
(*Committee Chair)

Date and Time: 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Location: To Be Determined
Please check the community calendar to verify.

Communications to Berkeley boards, commissions or committees are public record and will become part of the City’s electronic records, which are accessible through the City’s website.  Please note: e-mail addresses, names, addresses, and other contact information are not required, but if included in any communication to a City board, commission or committee, will become part of the public record.  If you do not want your e-mail address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications via U.S. Postal Service or in person to the staff contact of the relevant board, commission or committee.  If you do not want your contact information included in the public record, please do not include that information in your communication.  Please contact the staff contact to the relevant board, commission or committee for further information.

Staff Contact:
April Richardson
City Clerk Department
(510) 981-6908
E-mail: PolicyCommittee@cityofberkeley.info

Mailing Address:
City of Berkeley Budget & Finance Committee
City Clerk Department
2180 Milvia Street, 1st Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704

Meeting Agendas, Annotated Agendas, and Audio Recordings:
Agendas & Annotated Agendas are presented in PDF format. To view PDF files, download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Audio Recordings: click this link to access recent meeting MP3 audio files via Dropbox.  
(Note: A Dropbox account is not required in order to access the MP3 files.)

2021 Agenda Packets and Minutes

Agenda Packets       Annotated Agendas       Supplemental Information Video (Dept. Budget Presentations only)
01-28-2021 01-28-2021 January 28, 2021  
    Item #2 - Amend Property Tax  
    Item #2 - Staff Presentation  
    Item 3 - "Step Up Housing"    
    Item 5 - Disposition of Referrals  
02-25-2021 02-25-2021 February 25, 2021  
    Item #2 - Measure P Allocations  
    Item #4 - Permit Service Center Fund  
    Item #4 - Permit Service Center Presentation  
03-11-2021 03-11-2021 March 11, 2021  
    Items 2 (FY 2022 Budget Update) & 3 (Unfunded Liability) Presentation  
    Item #3 - Unfunded Liability (Revised)   
    Item #4 - PRW Presentation   
    Item #4 - PW Presentation  
    Item #5 - Potential Measure P 2022 Allocations (Revised)  
    Item #6 - Disposition of Referrals Presentation  
03-25-2021 03-25-2021  March 25, 2021  
    Item #3 - PD Overtime Update Presentation  
04-15-2021 04-15-2021 April 15, 2021 April 15, 2021 Video
    Item #5 - Fire Department Budget Presentation  
    Item #6 - Human Resources Budget Presentation  
04-22-2021 04-22-2021 April 22, 2021 April 22, 2021 Video
    Item #2 - HHCS Budget Presentation  
    Item #3 - Public Works Budget Presentation (continued to 4/29)  
    Item #4 - PRW Budget Presentation (continued to 4/29)  
    Item #5 - Police Budget Presentation  
04-29-2021 04-29-2021 April 29, 2021 April 29, 2021 Video
    Item #2 - Public Works Presentation (updated from 4/22)  
    Item #4 - IT Budget Presentation  
    Item #5 - City Auditor Budget Presentation  
    Item #6 - City Clerk Budget Presentation  
    Item #7 - Economic Development Presentation  
    Item #8 - Planning & Development Presentation (continued to 5/6)  
05-06-2021 05-06-2021 May 6, 2021 May 6, 2021 Video
    Item #2 - Planning Budget Presentation (updated from 4/29)  
    Item #3 - City Attorney's Office Budget Presentation  
    Item #4 - Office of Director of Police Accountability Budget Presentation  
05-17-2021 05-17-2021 May 17, 2021 May 17, 2021 Video
    Item #3 - American Rescue Plan Preliminary Allocations  
    Item #3 - American Rescue Plan presentation  
    Item #4 - FY 2022 Proposed Budget Report  
    Item #4 - FY 2022 Revenue Projections  
    Item #4 - FY 2022 Budget Presentation  
05-27-2021 05-27-2021 May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021 Video
    Item #2 - Response to Budget & Finance Policy Committee Questions  
    Item #2 - Fire Dept. Presentation  
    Item #3 - FY2021-2025 Revenue Projections Report  
    Item #3 - Revenue Presentation  
06-02-2021 06-02-2021 June 2, 2021 June 2, 2021 Video
    Item #2 - FY 2021-2025 Revenue Projections  
    Item #2 - Revenue Projections presentation   
    Item #3 - Deferrals to the AAO Process in November  
    Item #6 - Pilot Building Electrification Incentive Program  
06-10-2021 06-10-2021 June 10, 2021 June 10, 2021 Video
    Item #4 - Potential Measure P FY2022 Allocations  
    Item #4 - Potential Measure P FY2022 Allocations (staff memo)  
06-14-2021 06-14-2021 June 14, 2021 June 14, 2021 Video
    Item #2 - FY 2022 CM Proposed Budget Recommendations 
Item #2 - Response to Questions from Budget and Finance Policy Committee
06-22-2021 06-22-2021 June 22, 2021 June 22, 2021 Video
    Item #1 - FY 2022 Budget Spreadsheets  
    Item #1 - Responses to Questions from Budget and Finance Committee  
06-24-2021 06-24-2021 June 24, 2021 June 24, 2021 Video
    Item #2 - FY 2022 Budget Spreadsheets  
    Item #2 - Responses to Questions from Budget and Finance Committee  
    Item #2 - Responses to Questions from Budget and Finance Committee - Measure U1  
06-28-2021 06-28-2021 June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021 Video
    Item #1 - Discussion of Proposed FY 2022 Budget (fire presentation)  
    Item #3 - Discussion and Possible Action on Mayor's Proposed Budget Rec  
06-29-2021 06-29-2021 June 29, 2021 June 29, 2021 Video
    Item #3 - Mayor's Proposed Supplemental Budget Recommendations (Revised)  
09-23-2021 09-23-2021 September 23, 2021  
    Item # 2 - Marina TOT to Marina Fund Presentation 1  
    Item # 2 - Marina TOT to Marina Fund Presentation 2  

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