Performance oversight and budget hearing season to begin soon With the biennial inauguration of new councilmembers and reorganization of Council committees now behind us, the annual rites of the Council can begin. First up in the annual progression is the release of the calendar of performance oversight and budget hearings. The release of this schedule kicks off weeks of hearings that constitute an annual checkup on how each District office and agency is performing, and how these same offices and agencies should be funded in the next fiscal year. In the coming days, we will be posting another entry in our "Council 101" series, intending to clearly and simply explain the budget process from start to finish. But for now, we will simply provide the performance oversight and budget hearing schedules for your earnest perusal.