Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

City staff and council host Budget Listening Sessions in April

City Budget Listening Sessions
Learn more about the state of the City’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

In February 2024, all City bureaus and newly established service areas turned in their requested budgets to the City Budget Office (CBO) and Mayor’s Office. Since, the offices reviewed and analyzed the budgets for all City-run programs and services for the new fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2024.

With the mayor-council form of government coming online on Jan. 1, 2025, the citywide budgeting and community engagement process will change. Some of the changes Portlanders will see is the introduction of budgeting by service areas.

Attend a listening session

This spring, Portlanders can participate in the annual budget review process by participating in the virtual community listening sessions held by CBO staff and city council.

  • Viewthe recordingfrom the Wednesday, April 10 listening session.
  • Sign up for Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Sign upfor Monday, April 15, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

How to submit testimony 

Portlanders can provide testimony by using a live remote platform (Zoom) or by attending a listening session at the Portland Building, Room 100, 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204. 

Participants who choose to join in person may use the audio/visual technology, advance sign-up to testify is required. For more details, visit

Another way to offer comments is to submit testimony by completing this public comment form. Your comments will be part of the public record, and you may also opt in for updates to continue to track updates about the budget process.

Next steps to expect in the budget process

While the mayor and council will hear testimony at these April listening sessions, the mayor is slated to release their proposed budget decisions in writing on Friday, May 3. 

Then, at the Tuesday, May 7 work session from 9:30 a.m. to noon, council will discuss the mayor’s proposed budget package.

Public testimony will be accepted at the Mayor's Budget Hearing on from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. 

View the calendar of events and visit for more details.