Budget Committee

PURPOSE:

Once a year, the City Council approves a budget that outlines the policies and fiscal actions to be taken by the City.  The Budget Committee is a standing committee that reviews the proposed operating and capital budget each fiscal year and makes a recommendation on the budget to the City Council for final enactment. The budget process is structured each year to achieve the fiscal and policy goals for the upcoming fiscal year as well as periodically review and provide policy guidance to staff related to budgetary analysis and fiscal action plans and provide reports to the City Council for review and or action.

This committee shall consider and make recommendations to the Council on matters relating to:

  • Revenues
  • Expenditures
  • Capital Improvement projects
  • Fiscal Planning and Policies;
  • Taxes and Fees;
  • Investment Policy;
  • Debt; and
  • Such related fiscal issues as may be referred to it by the Council.

COMMITTEE MAKE UP:

The Budget Committee shall consist of the following:

  • Two Councilmembers appointed by the City Council through Council Committee Assignments
  • City Manager
  • Assistant City Manager/City Clerk
  • Administrative Services Director

POSTING OF AGENDAS:

Whether or not a regular meeting schedule is adopted, an agenda shall be posted for each

standing committee meeting not later than 72 hours before any meeting.

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT:

Public involvement shall be encouraged in the annual budget decision-making process through Standing Committee meetings, public hearings, public outreach, and the dissemination of accessible information. Public participation efforts will allow the City to improve performance by identifying public needs, priorities and service delivery expectations. Increased public involvement will allow the City to be more responsive to community needs, thereby increasing the value that the public receives from City government.

ATTENDANCE BY COUNCILMEMBERS NOT ON THE COMMITTEE:

Members of the Council who are not members of a standing committee may attend any open and noticed meeting of a standing committee provided that they act only as observers. It is suggested that Members do not make any comments.

REQUESTS OF STAFF:

Standing Committee Councilmembers may request research from staff on new ideas to allow them to report back to the standing committee and if the standing committee supports the idea, the idea will be presented to City Council for direction or a vote.

BUDGET PROCESS:  The budgeting process has four parts. The budget is: 1) prepared, 2) approved, 3) adopted, and 4) executed. 

A fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30.  From February to June, every year, City staff, the Mayor and City Council work together to create a balanced budget by June 30, as required by law.

May 2024

Thursday
May 30, 2024
10:00 am

Budget Committee Meeting May 30, 2024

City Hall

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Budget Committee Meeting May 30, 2024

Add to Calendar May 30, 2024 10:00 am America/Los_Angeles Budget Committee Meeting May 30, 2024 Meeting to be held in Person and Virtual /Remote Participation Zoom Link is to be used for providing public comment or viewing of Meeting. A video of the meeting will be uploaded to the City website within 48 hours of conclusion of the meeting. In Person Location: Sebastopol City Hall, 7120 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol, CA 95472 Remote/Virtual Zoom Link: Topic: Budget Committee Meeting Time: May 30, 2024 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86722298573?pwd=ZXVHRUlkZkdnZFZzVXY5VnJybHhMZz09 Meeting ID: 867 2229 8573 Passcode: 868291 — One tap mobile +16699006833,,86722298573# US (San Jose) +16694449171,,86722298573# US Meeting ID: 867 2229 8573…
May 30 | 10am

Meeting to be held in Person and Virtual /Remote Participation
Zoom Link is to be used for providing public comment or viewing of Meeting. A video of the meeting will be uploaded to the City website within 48 hours of conclusion of the meeting.
In Person Location: Sebastopol City Hall, 7120 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Remote/Virtual Zoom Link:
Topic: Budget Committee Meeting
Time: May 30, 2024 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86722298573?pwd=ZXVHRUlkZkdnZFZzVXY5VnJybHhMZz09
Meeting ID: 867 2229 8573
Passcode: 868291

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Thursday
May 09, 2024
1:00 pm

Budget Committee Meeting May 9, 2024 CANCELED

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Budget Committee Meeting May 9, 2024 CANCELED

May 09 | 1pm

THE BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING FOR MAY 9, 2024 AT 1:00 PM HAS BEEN CANCELLED
If you have any questions regarding the cancellation of these meetings, please contact the City at Email: info@cityofsebastopol.org or please call: 707-823-7863. The public is advised that pursuant to Government Code section 54957.5 all writings submitted to the are public records and will be made available for review.

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