Budget Advisory Committees (CBACs)

CBAC presenting to Board
Budget Advisory Committees (CBACs) are independent citizen bodies that review and make recommendations on county departmental budgets and operations.

CBAC recommendations have ranged from targeting services to special-needs populations to allocating funding to retain County properties' value. Although not all CBAC recommendations are adopted, committee members' input improves how the county uses revenue and delivers services to residents.

Each year about 70 county residents serve on the nine CBACs. The only requirements for CBAC membership are:

  • either reside or work in Multnomah County,
  • interest in the programs and budget process of the County,
  • availability to attend meetings and participate in deliberations (most CBACs meet monthly, with more meetings during budget season)

The CBACs are in the process of presenting their recommendations during board meetings. 2015 CBAC presentation schedule (294.39 KB)

Prospective CBAC members need only fill out an interest form and participate in an interview on their interests and availability. Fill out the interest form now and send it to brenda.morgan@multco.us. The county makes every effort to ensure that the CBACs' membership reflects the County’s diversity, including diversity of place of residence. Appointments to the CBACs are for three years, but members may serve for six consecutive years.

Take a look at the CBAC Handbook 4th edition (2.45 MB) to learn more about these important committees!

Central Budget Advisory Committee

The Central Budget Advisory Committee (CCBAC) directs, coordinates, and provides oversight of the CBAC process. The CCBAC is made up of one member from each CBAC.

"Participation in this public service provides...members with a greater understanding of local government and the satisfaction of being involved and of making a difference." - former CCBAC Chair Brad McLean.

Dedicated Fund Review CCBAC Subcommittee

The Central Budget Advisory Committee (CCBAC) includes the Dedicated Fund Review Subcommittee, which reviews dedicated funds administered by county departments. In reviewing a fund, the Dedicated Fund Review Subcommittee meets with county staff and reviews applicable ordinances and regulations, then submits formal recommendations to departments and county elected officials.

Public Safety Dedicated Fund Review, 2009 (536.84 KB)

CBAC Recommendations

Fiscal Year 2015-16


Fiscal Year 2014-15

Previous Years