The City of Redmond is hosting an open house for residents and businesses to tell city officials and staff what programs, services or projects they would like to see either added to or deleted from the City 2011/2012 budget.
The meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, May 3 at Redmond City Hall Council Chambers, 15670 NE 85th St.
Members of the six priority teams will present guidelines for developing budget proposals. This information will guide city staff in determining what programs and services to request for the 2011/2012 budget.
Following the presentations, those present will have time to discuss their budget preferences. The suggestions made at this meeting will be distributed to appropriate staff to evaluate alongside additional budget proposals.
While the City of Redmond was able to maintain its services and programs through the last budget cycle, revenues are still below projections. By the fall of this year, the city will have a clearer idea if revenues will keep up with anticipated expenditures.
“Redmond has been fortunate in that we’ve not needed the major cuts to our operating budget as other cities have required,” stated Mike Bailey, the city’s finance director.
“However, revenues are still lagging behind projections. We will look very carefully at all budget proposals to ensure we continue to focus our resources and deliver the services most important to the community,” said Bailey.
The six community-identified priorities are Business Community, Clean and Green Environment, Community Building, Responsible Government, Infrastructure and Growth and Safety. Each budget proposal is written to further one of these priorities.
For information, visit www.redmond.gov/BP or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (425) 556-2427.