Budget Committee

The Budget Committee is the fiscal planning board of the City. It consists of the governing body (City Council) and an equal number of legal voters (citizen members of the Budget Committee) appointed by the Council. Lake Oswego therefore has 14 committee members, and the votes of all the members are equal. State law (ORS 294.336) mandates a budget committee for all Oregon local governments.

Meeting Notices

SECOND NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency (LORA) Budget for 2019-21

A public meeting of the LORA Budget Committee, Clackamas County, Oregon to discuss the July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021 budget will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers, 380 A Ave., Lake Oswego, Oregon, on April 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and documents. Deliberations will take place and public comment taken. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained, at the office of the Finance Director, located at Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 A Ave., between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or viewed online on April 19, 2019.

SECOND NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
City of Lake Oswego Budget for 2019-21

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Lake Oswego, in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties, State of Oregon, regarding the budget for July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021, will be held on the 1st floor of Lake Oswego City Hall in the Council Chambers, 380 A Avenue, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. The meeting will take place on April 25, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. (or after the LORA meeting). The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget and budget message. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained, at the office of the Finance Director, located at Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 A Ave., between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or viewed online on April 19, 2019. This is public meeting where any person may appear for public comment.          

Another pubic meeting of the City Budget Committee (BC) is expected to be held on May 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the same location as stated above.

Meetings broadcast online

The Budget Committee Meetings are televised on Tualatin Valley Community Television (TVCTV) Channel 23, 28 or 30. Visit TVCTV.org for up-to-date playback times and channels.

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.

Budget Committee Meetings and Members

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
    • Kent Studebaker, Mayor
    • Theresa Kohlhoff
    • John LaMotte
    • Jackie Manz
    • Daniel Nguyen
    • Skip O'Neill
    • John Wendland
  • Seven Citizen Members
    • Al Calabria
    • Steve Dodds
    • Charles Erekson
    • Gerry Good
    • Scott Havens
    • Maulin Patel
    • Aaron Rapf

For questions about appointments to the Budget Committee, contact Kam Frederickson, Finance Department at 503-635-0254. Click here to learn of any vacancies and for application information.

Contact Information

Kam Frederickson

Finance Department
380 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, OR  97034
(503) 635-0254
 

Upcoming Events

Budget Committee

Apr 25 2019 - 6:00pm

Budget Committee

May 9 2019 - 6:00pm

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