Finance Advisory Committee

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Committee Members Term Expiration
Amy Forte, Chair June 30, 2020
Mark Young, Vice-Chair June 30, 2020
David McGowan June 30, 2020
Ela Jhaveri June 30, 2019
Don Culler June 30, 2019


Information for Members of the Finance Advisory Committee [pdf]
(A City Council policy document for members serving on the City Commission and Committees)


In Palos Verdes Estates, the role of the Finance Advisory Committee is threefold:

  1. To provide input and recommendations to City Council regarding budget reconciliation, including actual revenues and expenses at the departmental level; 
  2. To consult and work with staff in the preparation of long-range financial planning forecasts; and
  3. To advise and assist City Council on fiscal liability matters facing the City and other fiscal matters referred to the Finance Advisory Committee. (Ord. 727 § 1, 2018)


Finance Advisory Committee Meetings

The Finance Advisory Committee is comprised of five City residents appointed by the City Council and City Treasurer, who shall serve as an ex officio nonvoting member. Committee members serve staggered terms. Members of the Finance Advisory Committee bring expertise in financial advisement and planning to public as well as private agencies, including Fortune 500 companies.

The Finance Advisory Committee meets quarterly at 6:00 pm beginning March 22, 2018, except when the meeting is canceled due to lack of a quorum or agenda items.

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