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Kim Krause
Finance Director

400 SW 152nd St
Suite 300
Burien, WA  98166

Ph: (206) 439-3150

Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday

The biennial budget process, first implemented with the 2009 budget, applies the projects and priorities identified in the six-year Financial Plan and Capital Improvement Program.

The Budget:

  • Forecasts expected resources and their distribution.
  • Provides structure for financial planning, control and evaluation.
  • Once adopted, becomes a formal expression of public policy.
  • During the budget process, citizens have the opportunity to communicate with the Council regarding the direction the City is going in achieving the community's vision and goals for the future.

    Resources - Adopted Budgets

     

    Budget Guide

    Primary Sections

    The biennial budget is comprised of 13 separate funds that are balanced independently; revenues equal expenditures.

    There are four primary sections: 
              
    1. General Fund
    2. Special Revenue 

    • Street
    • Surface Water Management
    • Art in Public Places
    • Transportation Benefit District
    • Four Reserve Funds

    3. Debt Service

    4. Capital Project Funds

    • Parks & General Government
    • Surface Water Management
    • Transportation

    Taxes, fees, and charges for service and shared revenue from other governments are the primary sources of revenue for the City.

    Council Presentation Calendar 

    • June to August - Six-year Financial Forecast presented to Council (even-numbered years)
    • August - Council reviews and adopts Financial Policies
    • October (even numbered years) - Preliminary budget, public hearings and discussions
    • November - Budget adopted

     



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