The City Council will hold the second of three public hearings on Bellevue's 2015-2016 operating budget and 2015-2021 capital budget on Monday, July 7, at City Hall.
Four people spoke on a variety of topics at the first hearing on May 19. The July 7 hearing, originally scheduled for July 21, will be at 8 p.m. in council chambers. The final hearing will be on November 17.
Our budget outreach is in keeping with Bellevue's long history of citizen engagement with the budget process. At the July 7 hearing, residents and other stakeholders can offer comment prior to the development of a preliminary budget by the city manager.
Cross-departmental "results teams" are reviewing budget proposals for city programs now. The results teams are ranking proposals according to how well they support the city's seven community priorities or outcomes:
- responsive government;
- safe community;
- improved mobility;
- healthy and sustainable environment;
- quality neighborhoods;
- innovative, vibrant and caring community; and
- economic growth and competitiveness.
In October councilmembers will begin to review preliminary operating and capital budgets, and the council will adopt the final spending plans in December.
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