The District's conservation work is mostly funded by a small portion of your property taxes. In November 2004, the voters of the District approved the establishment of a permanent property tax rate limit for East Multnomah SWCD. The rate limit is a maximum of 10¢ per $1000 assessed value - by law this rate cannot increase. The district operates on an annual budget proposed by the budget officer with input from other members of staff and approved by the budget committee.
For more information about the budget process, please read:
EMSWCD Budget Message FY 2013-14
FY 2013-14 DRAFT budget:
EMSWCD FY 13-14 Budget 2nd DRAFT
The budget meetings are open to the general public, and individuals are encouraged to participate in the process - that means you! The budget committee takes written comments as well as spoken comments to give people a chance to provide input even if they can't attend the meetings or run out of speaking time during the meetings. Written comments may be hand delivered at the second budget committee meeting or the District office prior to the meeting.
The public is welcome at all meetings; however, thirty minutes will be allotted early in the agenda for public comment at the Budget Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 17th at 3:30pm at our office. Additional public comment time will be available near the end of the agenda to accommodate members of the public who arrive later. The thirty-minute time period may be adjusted as needed by the presiding officer during the meeting. Remember, you are welcome to stay for the full meeting, not just the public comment period!
For more details on the public comment procedures, please read:
Public Comment Procedure (14.36 kB 2010-03-22 12:11:39)
To view the 2013-14 budget calendar please click here:
EMSWCD Budget Calendar FY 2013-14