May 17 2012

Saturday May 19 Workshop on Piedmont Budget

Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Budget to be Considered by City Council

The Piedmont City Council will consider the 2012-13 City Budget at three separate meetings.  The first meeting is a Special Meeting work session that will be held in the Police Department Emergency Operations Center EOC on Saturday, May 19, 2012 beginning at 9:00 a.m.  No broadcasting via KCOM or the internet is planned. Interested persons must be present to hear the discussions.

The Saturday work session will include presentations by the City Administrator Geoff Grote, various staff members, and for the first time, participation by the newly formed Budget Advisory and Financial Planning Committee (BAFPC).   The levy of the Municipal Services Tax and Sewer Tax will also be discussed.  The workshop is intended to provide Council members with the opportunity to ask detailed questions of staff.  The public is usually offered a greater opportunity to provide comment and input on agenda items than at formal Council meetings.

The budget process is improved this year as the BAFPC and the 2011 Municipal Tax Review Committee (MTRC) have worked toward a budget which looks at five year expenditure and revenue projections.  Funding for long term improvements such as  sewers, facilities, and equipment have been subjected to more careful review.   Funding for the capital improvement needs of the pool facility has not been included in the budget.


1.   Overview of the proposed FY 12-13 budget by the City Administrator
2.   Review of Five-Year Projections
3.   Review of departmental budgets for FY 12-13

  • Recreation
  • Aquatics (Piedmont Community Pool)
  • Police
  • Fire
  • Public Works
  • Administration
  • Capital Improvement Projects (CIP)

Public Forum – Prior to meeting adjournment,  members of the audience may speak on an item not on the agenda during a 10 minute period divided evenly between those wishing to address the Council. Any items not completed at the time of adjournment will be reviewed at the regular City Council meeting of Monday, June 4, 2012.

The public will have additional opportunities to address the budget, the levy of the Municipal Services Tax and Sewer Tax at Public Hearings held during regularly scheduled City Council meetings on June 4 and June 18.

LINK:  2012-2013 Proposed Budget page

For questions on contents of the budget, please contact Mark Bichsel, Finance/HR Director, via email at or by phone at 420-3045 with any questions.

If you wish to write to the Council regarding the budget, address your letter to City Council, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, 94611 or send an e-mail to the City Clerk  at

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