The budget process is the formal way that the City establishes its goals, program priorities, and service levels for the next two years, and identifies the funds needed to achieve them. Essentially, it is a process through which policies are made, programs are articulated, and resources are identified in order to put them into effect.
The City of Oakland is on a two-year budget cycle. Over the next three and a half months, the City will be working on developing the 2013-2015 budget.
Currently, the budget process goes like this: Read more »