Tuesday, October 28, 2014

City to host its final public hearing on 2015-1016 budget

Redmond, WAThe City of Redmond will host the third and final public hearing on the 2015-16 biennial budget on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 pm at Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE 85th St., during the regular City Council meeting. The goal of the public hearing is to collect community input about City issues, priorities and fiscal matters before the final budget is adopted by Council on Dec. 2.  Read More>>
The public is also invited to attend the six budget study sessions in which Council will discuss various budgeting by priorities topics. A reminder that study sessions are informational based only and public comments regarding budget matters are conducted at the Nov. 18 public hearing. In addition, public comments can be made at any regular Council meeting, held the first and third Tuesdays of the month, during the 'items from the audience' portion of the meeting as well as by email to bpquestions@redmond.gov.
The study session topics and dates are:
· Thursday, Oct. 30 - Capital Improvement Program and Business  Community
· Thursday, Nov. 6 - Infrastructure & Growth, Community Building, and Clean & Green
· Thursday, Nov. 13 - Responsible Government and Safety
· Tuesday, Nov. 18 - Continuation of overall budget discussion
· Thursday, Nov. 20 - Continuation of overall budget discussion
·Tuesday, Nov. 25 - Wrap-up budget discussion
The City is using its Budgeting by Priorities for the fourth time in its 2015-16 budget. By using lessons learned from each of the three previous efforts, the City strives to continue providing the highest priority services to the community. The 2015-16 Preliminary Budget is available online at www.redmond.gov/budget
Office of Communications
Anne Marie Peacock


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