Fiscal Year 2018-2019 and Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Biennial Budget

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 biennial budget provides a detailed plan for two upcoming fiscal years, as well as forecasts that attempt to anticipate future needs and opportunities.

The public is encouraged to participate in the budget development process. Both the City Council and the Financial Advisory Board have held public meetings to discuss the budget for fiscal years 2018-19 and 2019-20. The City Council adopted the current budget at their June 19, 2018 meeting.

Download the FY 2018-19 and FY 2019-20 Proposed Budget Book. (note: this is a large pdf file.) You can also review a hardcopy at City Hall and at the El Cerrito Library during business hours.

Download the City Manager's Budget Presentation to the City Council, presented at the City Council meeting on June 11, 2018.

To find out more information, contact Shannon Collins, Accounting Supervisor, at 510-215-4323.

City Council
The El Cerrito City Council will adopt the next biennial budget by no later than June 30, 2018. The public is always welcome to attend Council meetings.

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.

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