The 2021-2022 budget process included options for public engagement.
The city conducts a business survey to address Bellevue's key metrics, attitudes about operating and owning a business, starting a business, and questions relating to taxation. The survey has been conducted every other year since 2015.
Materials: Business Surveys
In preparation for the new budget, the City conducted a budget survey. The survey was designed to provide a statistically valid tool to enhance the City’s knowledge of residents’ perceptions about the City and to better understand community priorities and expectations regarding City services. This survey has been conducted every other year since 1998.
Publish Date: July 31, 2020
Previous Reports: Budget Surveys
The city conducts a performance survey annually to measure the performance of the City. The methodology for the Performance Survey is the same as in the Budget Survey.
Publish Date: July 31, 2020
Previous Reports: Performance Surveys
The City Council will hold three public hearings on the 2021-2022 budget to provide stakeholders multiple opportunities to officially comment on the operating and capital budgets. Two public hearings, one on July 27 and the other on September 21, are held prior to the submission of the Preliminary Budget to the Council, and offer residents and other stakeholders the opportunity to let the Council know what issues are important to them. In addition, as the City Manager begins to prepare his preliminary budget for delivery to Council in October, the July and September public hearings are an opportunity for public input and feedback for the City Manager’s consideration. The third hearing, on November 23 after the Council receives the Preliminary Budget, provides interested parties the chance to address new budget proposals and comment on significant budget issues.
The public is welcomed to speak during public comment periods at all regular Council meetings.
Date: All Council Meetings
Materials: Council Agendas
Boards and Commissions
Four city boards and commissions provide input on the budget process:
- Transportation Commission - provides funding recommendations on the Capital Investment Program (CIP) budget.
- Environmental Services Commission - provides funding recommendations on both the operating and CIP Utilities budgets as well as rate recommendations.
- Parks & Community Services Board - provides funding recommendations on the CIP budget.
- Human Services Commission - provides funding recommendations on allocations to human services (City/CDBG) agencies.
Email/Contact Finance & Asset Management
- Presentations to neighborhood groups, business associations and others:
The Finance & Asset Management Department will give presentations about the budget upon request to any group. Please contact us by phone, 425-452-5281, or email FAM@bellevuewa.gov
- Information provided upon request:
The Finance & Asset Management Department responds to any communication received regarding the budget process. Please contact us by phone, 425-452-5281, or email FAM@bellevuewa.gov.