REDMOND, WA – On Tuesday, Oct. 4, Redmond Mayor Angela Birney introduced the preliminary 2023-2024 biennial budget at the regular business meeting of the City Council. Over the next several weeks, Council will review and discuss the draft budget ahead of the final budget adoption, which is expected on Dec. 6.
Redmond uses the Budgeting by Priorities process to form the City’s biennial budget. This process identifies the community’s highest priority services. The 2023-2024 preliminary budget upholds the values of the City’s four priorities confirmed by the community in 2020, including:
- We value a healthy and sustainable environment that supports an active community.
- We value a strategic and responsive community that is welcoming, service-oriented, and fiscally responsible.
- We value a safe and resilient community where all people feel safe.
- We value a well-planned and supported community that is vibrant and connected and that provides a sense of place.
Mayor Birney introduces the preliminary budget in a letter and executive summary. The full budget can be viewed at redmond.gov/Budget.
The City continues to seek community feedback on the preliminary budget and will host three additional public hearings on the 2023-2024 biennial budget at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, and Nov. 15, during the regular business meeting of the City Council. Public hearings aim to gather community input about city issues, priorities, and fiscal matters before the final budget is adopted in December.
In addition to public hearings, community members can share their feedback about the budget through Items from the Audience at the Council’s regular business meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month or by email at email@example.com. There are also several budget study sessions scheduled in which the City Council will discuss various budgeting topics. The community is invited to attend study sessions or view them remotely, however, these meetings are informational only, and public comments will not be conducted. View the Council’s full meeting schedule online at redmond.legistar.com/Calendar.
Community members can attend public meetings and Council meetings in person at Redmond City Hall, or watch the meeting remotely through redmond.gov/RCTVlive, Facebook (@CityofRedmond), Comcast Channel 321, and Ziply Channel 34, or listen to the meeting by calling 510-335-7371.
Public comments related to the budget hearing can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Budget information is available on the City’s website at redmond.gov/Budget.
Jill E. Smith, Communications Manager