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Portland Parks & Recreation budget meeting

Portland Parks & Recreation holds Community Budget Meeting
on January 21 to review FY 2010-11 Requested Budget
 
 
What:     Community Budget Meeting on the FY 2010-11 Portland Parks & Recreation Requested Budget
 
When:    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, January 21
 
Where:   Oregon Commission for the Blind
535 SE 12th Avenue, Portland (Between SE Washington and SE Stark)

Based on directions from the City of Portland, Portland Parks & Recreation has prepared reductions of 4%, or approximately $1.7 million, from the bureau’s ongoing General Fund discretionary budget for the Fiscal Year 2010-11.
 
PP&R's Budget Advisory Committee, which consists of members of the community as well as PP&R represented employees, has reviewed the City's direction, PP&R’s program priorities, and input from the staff and public, and has assisted in the preparation of the Requested Budget for FY 2010-11.
  
PP&R will present the results of these reductions to the public at the January 21 meeting.  Participants will have the opportunity to make comments and ask questions of PP&R senior staff. Parks Commissioner Nick Fish will approve the final Requested Budget before it is submitted to the City on February 1. The public will have opportunity to further comment on the Mayor’s Proposed Budget in late April.
 
The proposed reductions is posted on the PP&R budget website, www.portlandonline.com/parks/budget
 
Commissioner in Charge: Nick Fish
 
 
Budget timeline
 
Week of November 30     Staff and public meetings held
 
December 1       City Council budget work session and presentation of General Fund financial forecast
 
December 9      Budget Advisory Committee meets to review recommendations from Senior Management Team, discuss and clarify information, and formulate initial recommendations
 
Date TBD        BAC meets to consider staff and public feedback and to make their final recommendations
 
Week of January 4       Budget recommendations finalized and preparation of requested budget begins
 
February 1                      PP&R presents FY 2010-11 Requested Budget to City
 
April 30                         Mayor releases Proposed Budget decisions
 
June 17                  City Council action to adopt FY 2010-11 budget
 
 
The Budget Communication Committee (Margaret Evans, Elizabeth Kennedy-Wong, Fred Kowell, Karen Loper, and Beth Sorensen) is committed to providing information in a timely manner. Please check the PP&R website often for the latest posts.
  
Beth Sorensen | Public Information Officer
Portland Parks & Recreation
503.823.5300 (office); 503.823.6634 (cell)
beth.sorensen@ci.portland.or.us
Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland
portlandparks.org
Nick Fish, Commissioner | Zari Santner, Director
  
Elizabeth Kennedy-Wong
Community Engagement and Public Involvement Manager
Portland Parks and Recreation
(503) 823-5113