FY 2020-2021 BUDGET Process

WHAT IS A 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 budget provides a detailed plan for the next fiscal year, as well as forecasts to anticipate future needs and opportunities.

CITY COUNCIL BUDGET MEETINGS

The El Cerrito City Council will hold its next Budget Workshop on Monday, June 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.mPlease visit the City Council webpage for Council Meeting Videos & Materials.

The public is always welcome to virtually attend Council meetings. A running list of Council budget actions and other updates is shown at the right under "Budget Process Updates."

PROPOSED FY 2020-2021 BUDGET


Once it becomes available, you will be able to view an electronic version of the FY 2020-2021 Proposed Budget Book. Once the City reopens, you will also be able to review a hardcopy at City Hall during business hours.

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.
  1. City Council Received and Discussed the City's Fiscal Response Plan

    At the Tuesday, May 19 City Council meeting, Council received a presentation about transitioning the City's focus on the Strategic Plan to fulfilling the top priority of the Plan. The top priority of the Plan is to develop strategies to secure the Read on...
  2. City Council Approves Cancelling the Annual 4th of July/worldOne Festival for 2020

    El Cerrito, Calif: At the City Council meeting on April 7, 2020, the Council approved City Manager Karen Pinkos’ strong recommendation that the 4th of July/worldOne Festival this summer be cancelled due to concerns around COVID-19. Read on...
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