What is a budget committee?

The Ashland Budget Committee is a fiscal advisory group to the Council.  Oregon budget law establishes the budget committee and its functions beginning with ORS 294.414.

The Ashland budget committee is made up of the governing body of the local government and an equal number of appointed members. The City of Ashland’s 14-member budget committee consists of 7 elected officials and 7 appointed members.

Appointed members of the budget committee must be electors of the local government. They cannot be employees, officers, or agents of the local government. The City of Ashland budgets on a biennial basis, therefore member appointments are for a four-year term. No member of the budget committee (governing body members included) receives compensation for serving on the committee.

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