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Fiscal Year 2016-2017 and Fiscal Year 2017-2018 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 a 10-year plan that attempts 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 will hold public meetings in the coming months to discuss the budget for fiscal years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.

To find out how you can get involved, contact Stacey Johnson, Administrative Analyst at 510-215-4310.

You can download the current FY 2014-16 budget book (note: this is a large PDF file). You can also review a hardcopy at City Hall during business hours.
Read more about the budget priorities in 2014

City Council
The El Cerrito City Council will adopt the next biennial budget by no later than June 30, 2016. 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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