The 35-member Budget Review Committee provides oversight to Council and Staff on all budget related issues. It considers the financial needs of the city against the revenues available and offers advice on budgeting matters. Responsibilities include helping communicate the viewpoint of Oakwood residents as to the extent of services they desire, bearing in mind the cost of providing those services. Members are expected to represent their voting precincts and as such are encouraged to discuss issues with those in their respective precincts. The Committee’s primary responsibility is to make an official recommendation to City Council each year on the following year’s proposed budget.
MEMBERSHIP: Five members from each of the seven voting precincts plus additional members as the Council may determine. Members serve a four year term. Council designates a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. The full Committee typically meets three or four times a year. Additionally, subcommittees are established and meet from time to time to address specific issues. Meetings are typically conducted from 4-5 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. on weekday evenings.