Charter

Section 1 - Purpose
The purpose of the Budget Review committee shall be to review the annual Operating and Capital Improvement Budget as proposed by the City Manager, and report its findings to the City Council.

Section 2 - Duties

The Budget Review committee shall have the following duties as determined by the Poway City Council:
  • With the assistance of staff, review the budget as prepared by the City Manager.
  • As appropriate, suggest means of improving the format of the budget in order that it be easily read and comprehended.
  • Review terminology used within the budget such that it may be easily understood by all interested readers.
  • Suggest areas that the City Council may wish to establish specific policies pertaining to either revenues or expenditures.
  • Review the budget activity goals and objectives as well as the activity workload statistics.
  • Prepare a final written report to be presented to the City Council at the public hearing regarding the budget.
Section 3 - Membership
The Budget Review committee shall consist of 5 members appointed by the Mayor with the concurrence of the City Council. Each Councilmember shall offer one nomination for appointment to the committee for Council consideration.
  • Committee members shall be residents of the City of Poway.
  • The term of membership shall be for two years, with appointments made to coincide with the city’s 2-year budget cycle. The term shall conclude with the adoption of the budget report for the last year of the 2-year budget cycle.
  • The City Manager or his designee shall be an ex officio member of the committee.
Section 4 - Voting
Each committee member shall be entitled to one vote. Approval of any matter requires an affirmative vote from the majority of the membership of the committee or 3 votes.

Section 5 - Termination of Membership
If a member misses more than 3 consecutive meetings of the committee, without prior authorization from the Mayor, such member shall be considered to have resigned from the Committee. In addition, any member of the Committee may be removed at any time and without cause by a majority vote of the City Council.

Section 6 - Meetings of Members
  • Regular meetings of the committee shall be scheduled at a time and place agreed to by the committee which will facilitate the attendance and input of the public.
  • Special meetings may be called at any time by the chairperson o r3 or more members.
Section 7 - Officers
The officers of the committee shall be the chairperson and vice chairperson. The City Manager or his designee, as an ex officio member of the committee shall serve as secretary to the committee.

Section 8 - Duties of Officers
  • The Chairperson shall preside at all committee meetings.
  • The Vice Chairperson shall assume all the duties and responsibilities of the Chairperson in the Chairperson's absence.
  • The Secretary shall prepare agendas and shall give notice of regular and special meetings of the committee.
Section 9 - Financial Disclosure
Committee members, as designated employees, shall be required to file Statements of Economic Interest, in accordance with the government code.

Section 10 - Compensation
Members of the committee shall serve without compensation. However, members shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in carrying out their duties.

Historical Data
  • Committee Established - February 17, 1981
  • Adopted Charter by Resolution 86-084 - August 5, 1986
  • Revised Charter by Resolution 02-039 (Rescinding 86-084) - April 23, 2002