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Budget Committee Approves FY 2019-20 Budget
The Budget Committee unanimously approved the City’s Proposed Budget.
The City of Hillsboro Budget Committee has unanimously approved the City’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20, which will next be considered for final adoption by the Hillsboro City Council on June 18.
Hillsboro’s annual budget prioritizes and focuses City resources to meet the community’s needs and maintain the City’s long-term financial health. The budget also dedicates resources to provide programs and services for residents, and to maintain City assets, such as buildings, parks, streets, equipment, and other infrastructure.
2019-20 Budget Highlights
Support for a diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy
Funding to provide affordable housing grants and address homelessness
Construction of the Hillsboro Community Center at 53rd Avenue
Investment in a public safety training facility site
Road improvements and maintenance projects
Support for HiLight high-speed internet service
Completion of LED street light conversion
Purchase of a Police Department mobile command unit
Replacement of a Fire & Rescue Department tiller truck
Additional City staff to address community growth
Continuation of work on the Willamette Water Supply Program
The budget reflects City Council priorities, community goals outlined in the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan, and the City’s mission and core values.
In 2019, the City of Hillsboro Finance Department earned its eighth consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association — the highest form of recognition in government budgeting.
Pending approval by the City Council, the funding for programs, services, and projects included in this year’s budget, will take effect on July 1.