May 7 2019

Taxation and Priorities: Piedmont Council Budget Work Session Sat., May 11

Piedmont Proposed FY 19-20 Budget Presentation and Workshop Saturday, May 11,  9 am Piedmont Police Department Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

Those interested in participating in City of Piedmont expenditures, taxation, and priorities should find the less formal Budget Workshop meeting informative and an opportunity.  The Workshop is where the work is largely done.  Public participation is allowed.  The Workshop will not be broadcast or recorded making physical presence a necessity to hear first hand the discussions. 

Proposed budget and the levy of the Municipal Services Tax and the Sewer Tax. 

The Saturday Work Session will be held in the Police Department EOC – 403 Highland Avenue on May 11, 2019 beginning at 9 am.

At the workshop, the City Administrator and Department Heads will present their proposed budgets for the coming fiscal year starting on July 1, 2019. The public and Council can ask questions and present ideas regarding proposals.

The Piedmont City Council will consider the proposed annual budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 at three separate meetings.  The first is the Budget Workshop on May 11 when most questions and issues are resolved prior to formal budget consideration at the two following Public Hearings regarding the proposed budget and the levy of the Municipal Services Tax and the Sewer Tax.

Two Public Hearings will be held during regularly scheduled City Council meetings on May 20 and June 3, 2019.  Many times there is little discussion on the budget at the Public Hearings. The regular Council meetings will be broadcast and recorded.

The public is invited to attend these meetings and speak to the City Council about spending priorities for the city in the coming year.  Click to visit the 2019-2020 Proposed Budget page, where all sections of the budget are available for download.

For questions on contents of the budget, please contact Finance Director Michael Szczech via email at or by phone at (510) 420-3045.

If you wish to write to the Council regarding the budget, please send an e-mail to the City Council at or send a letter via U.S. Mail to Piedmont City Council, c/o City Clerk’s Office, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, 94611.

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