Be part of the budget building process, follow along
Council wrapped its pre-budget planning meetings Friday, Oct. 15 and is beginning its in-depth review of proposed expenditures and revenue collections next week.
This is the time when members hear from department directors, weigh department needs, new requests and deliberate to make sure the final proposed budget aligns with Council priorities and policy decisions.
A series of "Committee of the Whole", or COW, meetings begin Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m. The information presented at this meeting will help Council determine how to allocate the money collected from the new 1/10th of 1% sales tax to support behavioral health and therapeutic courts.
You can find the meeting materials here, and see additional information about how to join the meeting here, should you wish to follow along in real time. Here's the list of additional budget-specific meetings for next week:
If you are unable to join us in real time, recordings of the meetings will be posted on the meeting page (view the list of meetings here). You can also catch the replay on Pierce County TV, which will broadcast all the meetings live on PierceCountyTV.Org or Comcast/Click! channels 22/522HD or Rainier Connect channels 20/513HD.
Thank you for your interest in this important process,