Budget Advisory & Financial Planning Committee

The Budget Advisory and Financial Planning Committee was formed by the City Council to review and provide comment on five year projections contained in the City's annual budget proposal, the proposed funding and expenditures from several long term funds, and the proposed mid-year budget adjustments.

It also provides a financial review of new programs in excess of $250,000 per year. The Committee also periodically reviews and comments on the long-term sufficiency of several city funds as well as making a recommendation on whether the Municipal Services Special tax should be continued at and what rate. Read the committee's full charge (PDF). 


  • Murat Bozkurt
  • Andrew Flynn
  • David Kimball
  • Robert McBain
  • Paul Raskin
  • Frank Ryan
  • Vanessa Washington
  • Alice Cho (Alternate)

Council Liaison: Jennifer Cavenaugh | [email protected] | (415) 215-6933
Staff Liaison: Michael Szczech | [email protected] | (510) 420-3045

Note:  Individuals who were appointed to serve on the Budget Advisory & Financial Planning Committee in April 2023 will begin their terms on July 1, 2023, after the completion of the current budget cycle.

Meeting Information & Agendas

View the current agenda (PDF). 

Because of the use of teleconferencing technology during the pandemic, video recordings of meetings are available for later viewing.