About the Budget Committee
Meetings broadcast online
If you are out of the area the evening of a Budget Committee meeting, you can still watch meetings live via live streaming video. Visit: http://www.lakeoswego.city/boc/streaming-media. You can also stream prior Budget Committee and other meetings on that site.
In the Spring of each year, the Budget Committee meets to review the proposed budget rendered by the City Budget Officer (in Lake Oswego, this is the City Manager). The meetings are open to the public and input from the public is received at the meetings. The committee may approve the proposed budget intact, or change part or all of it prior to final approval. After the Budget Committee reviews and recommends changes, if any, and notices and publications are filed according to law, the budget is forwarded to the Council, where a public hearing is held before formal adoption prior to June 30. Council can adopt the budget as approved or vote on changes prior to adoption.
The fiscal powers of the Budget Committee are:
Specify the amount of property tax revenue and/or tax rates
Establish maximum total expenditures for each fund
Approve the total property taxes levied as an amount and/or rate
Approve the budget for adoption by the City Council
The members of the City of Lake Oswego Budget Committee are:
Seven City Council Members
Joe Buck, Mayor
Seven Citizen Members
For questions about appointments to the Budget Committee, contact Jennifer, Finance Department at 503-635-0263. Learn about vacancies and application information.