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City of El Cerrito Budget Process

Proposed Fiscal Year 2014-2015 and Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Operating Budget

During the City Council meeting on June 17, 2014, the City Council may take action to adopt a resolution approving the Biennial Budget for Fiscal Years 2014-15 and FY 2015-16.
You can access Council agendas from the City council meetings page.

The City's budget is a planning tool that balances the resources and needs of the City. The proposed operating budget provides funding for all City services including police, fire, economic development, public works, building, planning, environmental and administrative services. While facing a number of economic challenges, the City continues to be committed to maintaining services and providing exemplary service to the public. 

At a special City Council meeting on Monday, June 9, 2014, there was a presentation and discussion of the City’s Fiscal Year 2014–2015 and Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budgets including strategic plan goals, FY 2013-14 accomplishments, challenges and objectives for FY 2014-15 and 2015-16. City Council Adoption of the FY 2014-2015 and FY 2015-16 budget is scheduled for consideration on June 17, 2014. You can download the staff presentation to Council.

Download the proposed Fiscal Year 2014–15 and 2016 budget book. Please note, this is a large PDF file.

For your convenience, you can also download the proposed budget book in smaller parts:

City Manager’s Transmittal Letter & Budget Guide

Section 1: Budget Overview & Section 2: Financial Overview

Sections 3-5
      Section 3: City Management
      Section 4: Community Development Department
      Section 5: Finance Department

Sections 6-9
      Section 6: Fire Department
      Section 7: Police Department
      Section 8: Public Works Department
      Section 9: Recreation Department

Sections 10-13
      Section 10: Successor Agency
      Section 11: Other Entities
      Section 12: Capital Improvements
      Section 13: Long-Term Debt

Section 14: Appendices and Statistics

Hardcopies are available for review at City Hall (upstairs in the City Clerk's Office) and the El Cerrito Library.

Get Involved

The public is always encouraged to participate throughout the budgeting process. You are encouraged to attend meetings of the City Council and the Financial Advisory Body and to share your comments. With continued citizen participation, City Council leadership, and the ongoing efforts of the City's dedicated employees, El Cerrito will continue to be a desirable place to live, play, shop and work.

More Information
Read about the  2014 Budget preparation process.

You can also access older budget books and CAFRs online at: