The Budget represents the financial plan of Redmond Fire & Rescue. It communicates the Board's goals and priorities to the citizens and dictates the District’s allocation of resources. The budget is prepared in compliance with Oregon Local Budget Law. The District’s fiscal year is from July 1st through June 30th.
Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 294.305 through 294.565, also known as Oregon Local Budget Law, regulates the proposal, approval, and final adoption of the City's annual budget. In May, the Fire Chief, who is the District’s Budget Officer, proposes a budget to the Budget Committee. The Budget Committee is comprised of the Board and an equal number of citizens for a total of 10 members. The Budget Committee receives input from the public and approves the Proposed Budget as presented or as amended.
After a Financial Summary of the Approved Budget is published, the Board holds a public hearing to receive public input on the Budget Committee's Approved Budget. The Board then adopts the budget for the next fiscal year prior to June 30th each year.