FY 2024-25 & FY 2025-26 Two-Year  BUDGET Process

Past and Upcoming Meetings

Provide input!

We want to hear from you! As the City develops the Fiscal Year 2024-2025 and Fiscal Year 2025-2026 Two-Year Budget, we want to hear from community members about the priorities that are most important to residents, businesses, and interested parties, with the goal of creating a budget that ensures the City is financially sustainable and healthy, while also being able to continue to fund and provide the services that our residents and businesses care about most.

Provide your input virtually, using the survey linked here:


A city budget is a planning tool that matches the services desired by the community to the estimated resources available to provide those services, such as police, fire, recreation, community development, public works, and administrative services. El Cerrito’s budget provides a detailed plan for the next fiscal year and forecasts to anticipate future needs and opportunities.

Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-24 Adopted Budget 

Review the FY 2023-24 Adopted Budget, now available in a Digital Format, at: el-cerrito.org/FY2024Budget

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On Tuesday, June 20, 2023, the El Cerrito City Council adopted the Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-24 during a concurrent Special Meeting of the El Cerrito Public Financing Authority, Employee Pension Board, and Regular Meeting of the City Council. Review the presentation to City Council by visiting the following link to review all materials from the meeting:

Finance Department

The mission of the Finance Department is to manage, support, and facilitate quality customer support, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, financial reporting, and the audit of the City of El Cerrito and to enhance the delivery of financial information to the organization and to the community.

state auditor report

Click here for information on the report issued by the California State Auditor on the City's financial condition as well as the City's response and next steps.

ROLE OF THE Financial Advisory Board

The Financial Advisory Board ("FAB") is a group of residents appointed to review the proposed annual (or biennial) budget and long-term financial plan for the City, in order to assist the City Council in making decisions on major expenditures and revenue sources. The FAB meets monthly and the public is welcome to attend.