City of Riverside Invites Your Participation in the Development of the Two-Year Budget
Riverside creates its two-year budget within the context of a five-year spending plan. The development of the next two year budget, for the fiscal years commencing on July 1, 2018 and ending on June 30, 2020, is underway. Like a bus, the City’s budget process will travel throughout Riverside, with opportunities for residents, businesses and employees to join the conversation at several stops along the way.
The initial stop is with the City Council to review initial financials, proceeding next to the Budget Engagement Commission (BEC). The BEC, recently created to advise the City Council on the budget and related matters, will be leading several citywide discussions on the budget, including the review of financial projections and preliminary balancing measures proposed by departments.
The next few stops, in February, are at the Community Budget Workshops held in various locations across the City. Then, the route returns to the BEC to review feedback from the community meetings and to form recommendations to the City Council. The final stop is back with the City Council for a final review and adoption of the two year budget.
Details on the budget stops’ dates, times and locations are provided below and on the back of this document.