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Developing the 2017-18 budget
Building on prior budgets, the city will again use the process called "Budget One" to develop the 2017-2018 biennial budget. The process:
- Identifies the community’s priorities (called outcomes);
- Prioritizes services to meet those outcomes; and
- Funds those services with available monies.
As noted, Budget One puts the emphasis on community outcomes, not departments. The process involves a series of steps that result in available funding for the services that support the community outcomes.
The Budget Public Involvement page offers venues for stakeholder feedback.
The City Council on December 1, 2014 approved the 2015-2016 operating budget and the 2015-2021 Capital Investment Program (CIP) budget (news release). The budgets are also presented through an easy-to-understand visual interface.
Bellevue’s budget is produced every two years and includes a seven-year capital budget. The budget serves as a major policy document and describes how the city intends to finance its services and infrastructure. The city government is responsible for building and repairing roads, providing police and fire protection, as well as maintaining parks, open space and recreational centers, which help contribute to the high quality of life Bellevue residents enjoy.
Citizen input, through the Performance Survey and Budget Survey guide the development of Bellevue's budgets. The Finance Department also produces financial reports and performance reports.
The City Council adopted the 2015-2016 Operating Budget and the 2015-2021 Capital Investment Program Budget December 1, 2014. Below are links to the two-year budget, the CIP and other budget documents.
2015-2016 Budget Detail
1. Transmittal Letter
2. Executive Summary
3. About Bellevue
4. Council Priorities
5. Reader's Guide & Glossary
6. Stakeholder Summary
7a. Economic Outlook
7b. General Fund
7c. Development Services Fund
7d. Parks Enterprise Fund
7e. Utilities Fund
8. Resource and Expenditure Summaries
8a. Resource Summary
8b. Expenditure Summary
9. Operating Budget by Outcome
9a. Economic Growth & Competitivesness
9b. Healthy & Sustainable Environment
9c. Improved Mobility
9d. Innovative, Vibrant & Caring Community
9e. Quality Neighborhoods
9f. Responsive Government
9g. Safe Community
10a. Overview & Financial Forecast
10b. Prioritization Criteria
10c. Cash Flow Modeling and Project Specific Revenues
10d. General CIP by Outcome Summary
10f. Economic Growth & Competiveness
10g. Quality Neighborhoods
10h. Safe Community
10i. Improved Mobility
10j. Responsive Government
10k. Innovative, Vibrant & Caring Community
10l. Utilities Cash Flow Modeling
10m. Water CIP
10n. Sewer CIP
10o. Storm Drainage CIP
11. Department Information
11a. City Attorney's Office
11b. City Clerk's Office
11c. City Council
11d. City Manager's Office
11e. Civic Services
11f. Community Council
11g. Development Services
11j. Human Resources
11k. Information Technology
11l. Miscellaneous Non-Departmental
11m. Parks & Community Services
11n. Planning & Community Development
2015 - 2016 Budget Proposals
Summaries of Operating Proposals and CIP Detail Sheets for each budget outcome can be found below:
Economic Growth & Competiveness
Healthy & Sustainable Environment
Innovative, Vibrant & Caring Community
Past Budget Documents
2013-2014 Budget (includes 2013-2019 CIP)
2013-2014 Budget Detail
2011-2012 Budget Detail
2009-2010 Budget Detail
2007-2008 Budget Detail
2005-2006 Budget Detail
Note: The financial documents linked from this page are limited in scope, and do not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy city bonds or notes. Each document in this section is dated and speaks only as of that date. The city does not undertake to update, and expressly disclaims any duty to update any document.
The documents in this section make forward-looking statements, using words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates” and “estimates." A variety of risks and uncertainties – such as general economic and business conditions, receipt of grants and various other factors beyond the city's control – could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.
By clicking on a link below you acknowledge that the documents are limited in scope, are not an offer to sell, are each dated as of a certain date and have not been updated since that date. As a result, the documents may not contain all material information and may contain material misstatements or omissions because of the passage of time or the occurrence of subsequent events.