The materials below provide guidance to bureaus preparing their requested budget submissions.
General Fund Materials
The General Fund, also known as "discretionary funds”, is the part of the budget that the Mayor and Council can use to support any programs and services with very few restrictions. The General Fund is funded with revenue sources that do not have restrictions on their use such as certain taxes, fees, etc.
The materials below provide guidance around the General Fund to bureaus preparing their requested budget submissions.
The Budget Manual is written for City of Portland staff involved in budget development. This primarily consists of city administrators and managers who have financial and budgetary oversight responsibilities and the bureau staff responsible for the technical preparation and development of budget documents.