The 2021-2022 budget process includes options for public engagement. Below is a status of each engagement option:
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: Estimated Q2 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: Estimated Q3 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 in June and the other in July, 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. The third hearing, in November 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
Five 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.
- Arts Commission - provides funding recommendations on arts acquisitions as well as allocations to arts groups.
E-mail/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.