Financial Transparency Portal

  • It is the City of El Cerrito's desire to provide valuable information to the community in order to enhance knowledge and increase transparency. This Financial Transparency Portal is one way in which we intend to meet this goal.
  • The City has partnered with OpenGov to bring you various reports and data sets that can be viewed, analyzed and even downloaded at the OpenGov website.  The reports are interactive and you can view all types of information.  See F.A.Q. at the bottom of this webpage.
  • See more Financial Reports at: Budgets and Financial Reports

FY 2021-2022 ADOPTED Budget Book

here to access the FY 2021-2022 Adopted Budget Book. 


In 2019, the City of El Cerrito was notified by the California State Auditor that it was being assessed under its Local High Risk Program. In February 2020, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee approved an audit of the City by the State Auditor. This audit took place from October 2020 to March 2021, which was conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. City staff cooperated fully and complied with all requests of the team from the State Auditor's office during the audit period. The City was provided with a draft of the audit report in early March and, per regulations, was given five days to respond to the audit. The City responded in the appropriate timeframe and the full report was released on March 16, 2021.

Full State Auditor Report

City of El Cerrito Response to the State Auditor Report 

City of El Cerrito Corrective Action Plan (May 15, 2021)

City of El Cerrito Corrective Action Plan Progress Report (September 16, 2021)

Following the issuance of the report, the City is required to prepare a Corrective Action Plan that addresses the high risk areas identified in the report. The City will then provide progress reports to the State Auditor every six months regarding implementation of the Corrective Action Plan. The State Auditor will remove the high risk designation once they are satisfied that the City has taken satisfactory corrective action.


Click on the pictures for the answer!

Complete Budget


How much are the City's expenses?

People at resource fair

What are our property tax revenues?

1705 aerial view

How much is spent on police services?


How much on fire services?


How much is spent on recreation?

REC swim lesson

What is the budget for Public Works?


What is the budget process?

City Council

Do you have other questions?

If so, you can use the OpenGov portal to find out those answers.  There is a help menu and you can check out  the FAQs below.