Sequim City Manager Steve Burkett will present the 2013 Centennial Proposed Annual Budget to the Sequim City Council at a special meeting at 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2012. The meeting will be held at the Sequim Transit Center located at 190 W. Cedar Street.
The budget is the proposed financial plan for the upcoming calendar year and deals with the constraints of these very difficult economic times. The proposed budget will maintain top priority service levels and implement City Council’s key goals, including a financing plan for the new Police Station/City Hall project, while avoiding staff reductions and minimizing the impact of tax and fee increases on residents and tax payers.
The proposed budget reflects balanced revenues and expenses in the General Fund and maintains reserve levels within the adopted fund balance policy. The projected General Fund revenues are $8,007,545. The projected General Fund expenses are $8,004,982. The budget is in keeping within the City’s proposed long-range financial plan to ensure financial stability.
The City Council will review the proposed budget through October and November at the following meetings:
October 1 – 2013 City Manager Proposed Budget Presentation to City Council
October 8 – Departmental Budget Presentations; Transportation Benefit District; Capital Projects
October 22 – Continued 2013 Budget Review
November 13 – Public Hearings on Revenues and the Budget – First Reading of Ordinance to Adopt the 2013 Budget
November 26 – Continued Public Hearings and Second Reading of Ordinance for the City Council to Adopt the 2013 Budget
All meetings will be held at the Sequim Transit Center. Sequim citizens are encouraged to attend.
To review the proposed budget on-line, go to www.sequimwa.gov after October 3, 2012.