Mayor Wheeler urges public to testify on proposed budget

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Mayor Wheeler released his proposed annual budget on May 5. The budget was discussed by the city budget committee during a May 5th work session.

View full proposed budget: FY 2022-23 Proposed Budget |

View May 5th work session: City Council 2022-05-05 Work Session - YouTube

Mayor Wheeler called the proposal “a budget with ears” to reflect how much listening went into this process. Portlanders shared their concerns and priorities directly through emails, letters, social media messages, and City Council testimony.

This week, the proposed budget moves to be approved by the city's budget committee (i.e. City Council) on May 11 at 2:00pm. You can submit written testimony by emailing or sign up to provide virtual testimony by Wednesday May 11 at 1:00pm.

"I want to hear from you as we finalize the annual budget. I am relying on our local community to guide our budgeting decisions," Mayor Wheeler said.  

READ: Portland mayor’s proposed budget adds spending to address crime, homelessness, trash, graffiti - OPB

See the calendar below related to upcoming virtual budget events related to the City of Portland budget for fiscal year 2022-23.

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2:00pm-5:00pm – Approved Budget Hearing

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2:00-3:30pm – Utility Rate Hearing

  • Wednesday, May 25, 9:30- 11:30am – Second Hearing on the Utility Rate Hearing Approval (Second Reading - no public testimony)

  • Tuesday, June 7, 9:30-11:30am – Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission Hearing on the Approved Budget

  • Wednesday, June 8, 2:00-5:00pm – Adopted Budget Hearing (First Reading)

  • Thursday, June 15, 2:00pm – Adopted Budget Hearing (Second Reading - no public testimony)

Written Comments:

You may submit written comments to Council at any time by filling out the budget comment form or by emailing