NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING
A public meeting of the West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be held on June 14, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at 2701 NW Vaughn St., Suite 452, Portland, Oregon. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, as approved by the West Multnomah SWCD Budget Committee on April 12, 2017. A summary of the budget is posted here. A printed copy of the budget may be inspected or obtained at our offices, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Budget Adopted for FY 2016-2017
On June 2, 2016, the West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Directors adopted the budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017). The adopted budget maintains a high level of investment in on-the-ground conservation actions, reflecting our commitment to work with our constituents to meet the demand for natural resource education and technical assistance to urban and rural residents, farmers, business owners, public schools and the general public.
The Board of Directors maintained the property tax levy rate at $0.075 per thousand dollars of assessed property value, the maximum rate we can levy to provide our programs and services, which increase the economic viability and environmental health of the rural and urban regions.
Please contact Budget Officer Michele Levis if you have questions about the District’s adopted budget or the budgeting process.
The West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District is primarily funded by a property tax base approved by District voters in November 2006, ensuring a stable revenue source for programs delivered to west side citizens beginning in Fiscal Year 2007-2008. The permanent rate limit is set at 7.5 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. The District’s classification as a public taxing entity requires compliance with Oregon Local Budget Law. The District is required to establish a Budget Committee, hold public meetings, and adopt the proposed budget. The Annual Budget Message and accompanying Adopted Budget are intended to explain the budget and highlight any significant changes in the District’s financial position.
The following are the District budget documents for each corresponding fiscal year: