Budget Review Committee

The Budget Review Committee was established by the City in recognition of the importance of resident involvement and input in the development of the annual Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program. 

The committee meets each spring to review and provide guidance on the proposed budget, as well as to improve the transparency and readability of the budget document before it goes to City Council for approval. 

The committee consists of five members appointed by the Mayor with the concurrence of the City Council. Each Council member shall offer one nomination for appointment to the committee for Council consideration. Committee members shall serve staggered two-year terms and may be appointed for additional two-year terms at the discretion of the City Council. 

The Budget Review Committee meetings are held in the Council Chambers. All meetings begin at 5:00 p.m. The Spring 2024 meeting schedule will soon become available.


  • Five appointed members and the City Manager or designee

Length of Term

  • Two years

Responsible Department

  • Finance Department


  • Applicant must reside within the City of Poway


  • None

Financial Disclosure

  • Must submit Conflict of Interest statements (FPPC Form 700)


City staff provides an initial orientation. Ethics Training is required by California Government Code within the first year of appointment and every two years thereafter. Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and Education is required within the first six months of appointment and every two years thereafter.

Chris Pikus03/07/2312/31/24
Andrew Cruz03/07/2312/31/24
Robert Polston03/07/2312/31/24

Apply to Serve on the Budget Review Committee

Committee Application (PDF)

For further information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at cityclerk@poway.org or (858) 668-4530.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. The meeting’s legal record is the Minutes approved by the Budget Review Committee. 

View All Agendas and Minutes

Archived Audio Recordings


Budget Review Committee Charter (PDF)