FY 2022-2023 BUDGET Process


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.

FY 2022-2023 PROPOSED BUDGET Book - published JUNE 3, 2022

Click here to access the FY 2022-2023 Proposed Budget Book.

City Council Proposed Budget Discussion

June 7, 2022

Special Joint City Council/Financial Advisory Board Meeting

May 24, 2022

Special city Council Meeting

Goals & Priorities Workshop

February 5, 2022

Special city council Meeting on the City's Fiscal Recovery and Sustainability Plan

August 31, 2021
PowerPoint Presentation

​Financial Transparency
The City of El Cerrito provides valuable information to the community in order to enhance knowledge and increase transparency. The Financial Transparency Site is one way in which we intend to meet this goal.

Finance Department

The mission of the Finance Department is to manage, support, and facilitate quality customer support, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, financial reporting, and the audit of the City of El Cerrito and to enhance the delivery of financial information to the organization and to the community.

state auditor report

Click here for information on the report issued by the California State Auditor on the City's financial condition as well as the City's response and next steps.

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.

7.27.2021 Financial Advisory Board Meeting – Initial review of the Comprehensive Financial policy  Video

6.8.2021 Financial Advisory Board Meeting – Review the draft Budget document  Video

5.11.2021 Financial Advisory Board Meeting – FY 2021-22 Draft General Fund Preliminary Budget Update, City of El Cerrito Comprehensive Financial Policy, Investment Policy   Video

​Budget Updates Archive

2021 Budget Documents
2020 Budget Documents