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Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

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City of Berkeley Budget

Berkeley's budget is produced every two years and includes a five-year capital improvement program budget. The budget serves as a major policy document and describes how the City intends to finance its services and infrastructure. The budget is a reflection of our policies, goals, and priorities - each of which are set by the City Council.

FY 2020 & FY 2021 Budget

Berkeley adopted the FY 2020 & FY 2021 budget in June 2019:

The following table lists the key dates in the FY 2020 & 2021 budget process.

Date Action/Topic
March 19, 2019
  • Projection of future liabilities
  • FY 2019 mid-year update
April 23, 2019
  • Public hearing on CDBG & ESG annual action plan and proposed funding allocations to community agencies
May 1 & May 3, 2019
  • Department budget and Capital Improvement Program presentations to Budget & Finance Policy Committee and City Council
May 7, 2019
  • FY 2020 & FY 2021 Proposed Biennial Budget
May 14, 2019
  • Public Hearing #1: Budget
  • FY 2019 Annual Appropriations Ordinance Amendment #2
  • Proposed fee increases
  • Council budget referrals due to City Manager
May 28, 2019
  • Public Hearing #2: Budget
  • Council recommendations on budget due to the City Manager
June 11, 2019
  • Council discussion on budget recommendations
June 25, 2019
  • Adopt FY 2020 & FY 2021 Biennial Budget and the FY 2020 Appropriations Ordinance

FY 2018 & FY 2019 Adopted Budget

The City's FY 2018 & FY 2019 budget was adopted by the Berkeley City Council at their June 27, 2017 meeting. The City's budget follows the fiscal year - beginning on July 1st and ending on June 30th.

2019 Budget Update

In June 2018, The City updated its biennial budget based on changes in expected revenues and expenses since the budget was adopted.

The City Council is discussed the budget update on the following dates, and approved the mid-year update on June 26, 2018.

Date Meeting Documents Video
May 8, 2018 Presentation of FY 2019 Proposed Budget Update  
May 15, 2018 Budget Update Public Hearing #1  
May 29, 2018 Budget Update Public Hearing #2
  • no additional documents
June 12, 2018 Council Discussion on Budget Recommendations  
June 26, 2018 Adoption of Budget  

Budget Archive

View budget documents from previous years in the table below.

Budget Years Documents
FY 2016-2017 FY 2016-17 Biennial Budget
FY 2016-17 Capital Improvement Program Budget  
FY 2014-2015 FY 2015 Mid-Biennial Budget Update
FY 2014 & 2015 Adopted Budget
FY 2014 & 2015 Capital Improvement Program Budget
FY 2012-2013 FY 2013 Mid-Biennial Budget Update
FY 2012 and 2013 Adopted Budget
FY 2012 and 2013 Adopted Capital Improvement Program Budget
FY 2010 & FY 2011 FY 2011 Mid-Biennial Budget Update
FY 2010 & FY 2011 Adopted Biennial Budget
FY 2010 & FY 2011 Adopted Capital Improvement Program Budget  
FY 2008-2009 FY 2009 Mid-Biennial Budget Update
FY 2008 and FY 2009 Adopted Biennial Budget  
FY 2006 and 2007 FY 2007 Adopted Mid-Biennial Budget Update
FY 2006 & 2007 Adopted Budget
FY 2005 FY 2005 Adopted Budget & FY 2006 Reduction Plan  

*Disclaimer: No information on the City’s website is intended to be the basis of or should be relied upon in making an investment decision. Please see our notice to investors for more information.

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