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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. 

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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, Councilmember and Lori Droste*
Alternate: Councilmember Kate Harrison 
(*Committee Chair)

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

Contact:
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.)

Agenda Packets:
12/10/2020
11/19/2020
11/12/2020
10/22/2020
10/08/2020
6/29/2020
6/25/2020
6/18/2020
6/09/2020
6/04/2020
5/26/2020
5/19/2020
5/11/2020
5/04/2020
4/27/2020
2/27/2020
2/13/2020 
1/23/2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annotated Agendas:

11/19/2020
11/12/2020
10/22/2020
10/08/2020
6/29/2020
6/25/2020
6/18/2020
6/09/2020
6/04/2020
5/26/2020
5/19/2020
5/11/2020
5/04/2020
4/27/2020
2/27/2020
2/13/2020
1/23/2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental Materials

October 8, 2020:
Item #6: Parking Funds Update
Item #7: Annual Appropriations Ordinance Discussion 
Item #8: General Fund Reserve Replenishment

October 22, 2020:
Item #2: Police Dept. Budget
Item #3: AAO Discussion
Item #4: Reserve Replenishment - Staff Report
Item #4: Reserve Replenishment
Item #5: General Fund Revenues
Item #6: Excess Equity Discussion 
Item #7: Property Tax

November 12, 2020:
Item #2a: Budget Timeline  
Item #2b: Police Department - OT
Item #2c: Marina Fund
Item #2d: T1
Item #2e: Encampment Management
Item #2f: Parking Funds
Item #2g: Building Purchase 
 Item #3a: FY2020 Excess Equity
Item #3b: FY 2021 AAO
Item #3c: FY 2021 General Fund Revenues

November 19, 2020:
Item #2a: Timeline
Item #3b: FY 2021 AAO
Item #4: General Fund Reserves

December 10, 2020:





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