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File #: 21-0180    Version: 1
Type: discussion Status: Filed
File created: 2/9/2021 In control: Finance Committee
Agenda date: 2/17/2021 Final action: 2/17/2021
Title: Discuss Process for City Council and Community Input on the 2022 Preliminary Budget Process
Title
Discuss Process for City Council and Community Input on the 2022 Preliminary Budget Process

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee

City Manager Recommendation:
Discuss the process for City Council and Community Input on the 2022 Preliminary Budget Process

Report
Issue:
Whether to discuss the process for Council & Community Input on the 2022 Preliminary Budget Process.

Staff Contact:
Nanci Lien, Finance Director, 360.753.8465

Presenter(s):
Nanci Lien, Finance Director
Jay Burney, City Manager
Debbie Sullivan, Assistant City Manager, Strategic Initiatives

Background and Analysis:
Each year the City produces an Operating Budget that communicates how the Council appropriates funding for the City's priorities and initiatives. The City Manager provides direction to departments on how to prepare Preliminary Budget submittals based on input from the City Council and the community.

The community's input on priorities is gathered using either an in-person community conversation format or by conducting a community survey. For the 2022 Operating Budget, a survey will be used to gather this information.

Staff will present an overview of the 2022 Operating Budget process, the draft calendar, and discuss the process for receiving input from the Council and community.

Neighborhood/Community Interests (if known):
The City's Operating Budget represents the commitment to achieving the community's vision of a Vibrant, Healthy and Beautiful Capital City. This vision was adopted by the City Council in 2014 and the annual budgeting process is one of the most visible and significant ways the City achieves and articulates this vision.

Options:
1. Discuss the process for Council & Community Input on the 2022 Preliminary Budget Process.
2. Do not discuss the process for Council & Community Input on the 2022 Preliminary Budget Process.
3. Discuss the process for Council & Community Input on the 2022 Preliminary Budget Process at an...

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