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Bellevue’s budget is produced every two years and includes a seven-year capital improvement plan. The budget serves as a major policy document and describes how the city intends to finance its services and infrastructure. The city government is responsible for building and repairing roads, providing police and fire protection, as well as maintaining parks, open space and recreational centers, which help contribute to the high quality of life Bellevue residents enjoy.
Citizen input, through the Performance Survey and Budget Survey guide the development of Bellevue's budgets. The Finance Department also produces financial reports and performance reports.
Update of the budget process
"Results teams" -- staff working to represent the community -- have ranked and recommended funding for the services proposed to meet each outcome. At this point in the process, the result teams’ recommendations have been shared with the city manager, department directors and the City Council. Next steps in the process include a broad look across all outcomes as the city manager prepares a preliminary budget for presentation to the council in early October.
Summaries of proposals submitted for each outcome can be found below. Citizen comments on the budget can be shared with the council at council meetings during the oral communications section of the agenda. The city will hold one more public hearing on the 2015-2016 Budget on November 17. Budget adoption is scheduled for early December.
Economic Growth and Competitiveness
Healthy and Sustainable Environment
Innovative, Vibrant and Caring Community
The council adopted the City’s 2013-2014 Operating Budget and the 2013-2019 Capital Investment Program Budget on December 3, 2012. Below are links to the two-year budget, Capital Investment Program Plan, and detail budget documents.
2013-2014 Budget (complete document)
2013-2014 Budget Detail
2013-2014 Operating Proposals
2013-2014 Operating Not Funded Proposals
2013-2019 CIP Plan Proposals
2013-2019 CIP Plan Not Funded Proposals
Past Budget Documents
2011-2012 Budget (complete document)
2011-2017 Capital Investment Program Plan
2011-2012 Detail Buget
2011-2012 Budget Process Document -- This document guided the development of the budget.
Note: The financial documents linked from this page are limited in scope, and do not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy city bonds or notes. Each document in this section is dated and speaks only as of that date. The city does not undertake to update, and expressly disclaims any duty to update any document.
The documents in this section make forward-looking statements, using words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates” and “estimates." A variety of risks and uncertainties – such as general economic and business conditions, receipt of grants and various other factors beyond the city's control – could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.
By clicking on a link below you acknowledge that the documents are limited in scope, are not an offer to sell, are each dated as of a certain date and have not been updated since that date. As a result, the documents may not contain all material information and may contain material misstatements or omissions because of the passage of time or the occurrence of subsequent events.