• City budgeting through a neighborhood lens

    Neighborhood Leadership Gathering offers inside look at city budget

    The City of Bellevue finance and budget team wants to share where the city allocates resources and give participants an inside look at the budget during an upcoming Neighborhood Leadership Gathering. Following an introduction to the budget, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a hands-on exercise to share their priorities and experience the challenges of making city budget decisions.   

    “City budgeting through a neighborhood lens” will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 
    7-8:30 p.m. at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE, in room 1E-108. 

    Residents are also invited to complete a budget survey, available online through Feb. 21, at https://www.engagingbellevue.com/your-city-budget-priorities. Survey results will be discussed during the event and shared publicly on the city’s website.

    Bellevue’s budget is produced every two years and includes a seven-year capital budget component. The full budget document posted online describes how the city intends to finance its services and infrastructure. The city government is responsible for building and repairing streets, providing police and fire protection, and maintaining parks, open space and recreational centers, which all contribute to the high quality of life that residents enjoy. 

    The Neighborhood Leadership Gathering is a semi-annual gathering of neighborhood leaders who come together to share and learn from each other. Anyone invested in the health and quality of life in their Bellevue neighborhood is welcome to attend. Dessert and coffee will be served.
    A limited amount of parking is available on the P-2 level of the city’s garage, accessible from 112th Ave NE. Please email neighborhoodoutreach@bellevuewa.gov or call 425-452-6836 to confirm your attendance.

    Published on 02/13/2020