FY 2025 Budget Kick Off Meeting 

Partial Recording of December 12, 2023 FY 2025 Budget Kick Off Meeting

FY 2025 Budget Kick Off Meeting Presentation   (1.08 MB)

Chair Vega Pederson's FY 2025 Budget Guidance

Chair Vega Pederson's FY 2025 Budget Guidance (103.93 KB)

Forms and Templates to Create the Budget

Budget Equity Tool | Updated for FY 2025 and New Worksheet

Since the FY 2022 budget cycle, Multnomah County has provided countywide guidance on the application of equity concepts to budgeting with guidance from the Office of Diversity and Equity, departmental Equity Managers, and the Budget Office. The Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) has updated the Budget Equity Tool to help departments continue to integrate and embed equity practice and analysis into the FY 2025 budget. The discussion and questions in this tool will help departments identify areas of success and challenge, so they can come to budget discussions with information on how equity principles and analysis have informed narratives, decisions, and program offers. 

ODE provided department-specific workshops on Budget Equity and the Equity & Empowerment Lens throughout October and November, where it provided the Budget Equity Tool, along with a worksheet that can be used to walk through writing a program offer using an equity lens. 

If you need additional assistance, please reach out to your department equity manager or ODE.

Department and Division Narratives 

Both the Department and Division Narrative forms are available in Google Docs. With Google docs, multiple people in the department can review and edit the document together. Remember Google docs don’t allow for fixed text box sizes.  The area allocated in the documents is about the size you will have in the budget document.  If you have questions, please contact your department budget analyst.

Instructions: Important - please make a copy of the Departmental and Division Narrative forms before working on them. This will make you the owner of the document, giving you editing ability and the rights to share it with other people in your department. To make a copy of the form, go to the top menu (upper right corner of the screen) and click “File,” then select “Make a copy.” Give your document a new name and click “OK.” You can now begin working in your own copy of the document. Additional instructions can be found in the Budget Manual.

Transmittal Letter 

The Department Director’s transmittal letter formally conveys the department’s budget request to the County Chair. It should be used as a guide or map to the department's budget submission. The Transmittal Letter Outline has been updated, so please read all the bullets to make sure you are covering key points (including "one-county" budget approaches and additional information on community engagement, your equity budget, and voter initiatives). Departments may need to add additional topics/areas as necessary to explain their budget. The department transmittal letters will be posted online. 

FY 2025 Transmittal Letter Outline

Budget Manual

Budget Calendar

Other Resources, Forms and Templates 

Calculating Span of Control  (163.91 KB)

FY 2025 Multnomah County Fee Schedule (751.74 KB)