Budget Introduction

On June 26, 2012, the City Council adopted the FY 2013 Budget. This document is available on the budget documents page.

This is an update to the FY 2012 & FY 2013 Biennial Budget that was adopted in June 2011. The budget is regularly revised to reflect updated revenue and expenditure projections. Visit the Budget Calender for a list of upcoming Council meetings at which the budget will be discussed.

Budget Basics FY 2012 & FY 2013

Download this easy-to-read brochure for information about the City's current budget situation, some basic facts about the City's revenue and services, and a calendar of public meetings. Great for community meetings.

Budget Calendar 
Updated Nov. 2012

A list of all City Council meetings with a budget workshop or agenda item, and links to the Council report or presentation.

Budget Documents

Download the entire proposed biennial budget and Capital Improvement Program budget from this page, or look at City budgets from FY 2000 to FY 2011.

Council Budget Policies

The City Council has established budget policies which guide the development of the City’s budget.

Citywide Workplan

What services does the City provide with your tax dollars? Read about the baseline services and special projects being done in every City department.

Budget Terms and Definitions

The language around budget development is fairly specialized, but this list, which runs from "accounting system" to "year-end" should help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the budget? You're not alone. Here are few frequently asked questions.


We hope to make this budget process as transparent and accessible as possible.  If you have questions about the budget or the budget process, please let us know. Please contact Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, at (510) 981-7000, or e-mail her at TBerkeley@CityofBerkeley.info.