Like we mentioned in Budget 101, creating the annual budget is nearly a year-long process that involves both the community and the City. Working together as a community helps create a City budget that is balanced, responsible and supports the important services provided to Everett’s residents and businesses.
View the table below for more details and opportunities to get involved.
Plan and develop budget calendar for budget year
Complete budget instructions and distribute to city staff
Information prepared and distributed to departments to develop line-item budgets
Departments submit requests for new programs
Prepare documents and coordinate revenue estimates
Prepare preliminary base budget
Preparation of preliminary revenues and resources
Administration review of new program requests, revenue estimates and base budgets
Develop target budgets for departments
Receive budgets from departments
Council budget workshop – budget status and revenue forecasts
Proposed budget balanced and budget document prepared
Mayor’s message and proposed budget presented to City Council
Public hearings on budget plan (appropriate public notice is provided)