The City prepares a biennial budget during each even-numbered year for the following two-year fiscal period. Mid-biennium budget amendments are made each odd numbered year for the following fiscal year and are approved by Council. This provides an opportunity to make updates or adjustments if needed.

The budget document establishes the City’s priorities and serves as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide, and communications device.

2021–2022 Mid-biennium Budget Update

Community members are invited to weigh in by providing public comment at scheduled public meetings (see schedule below) or emailing comments to council@burienwa.gov. The mid-biennium budget update is scheduled to be adopted this December.

Public Meetings

  • October 4, 2021: Presentation and discussion on mid-biennium update and proposed 2022 Financial Policies.
    Video recording of meeting | Meeting agenda and presentation | Council Roundup
  • October 18, 2021: First public hearing on revenues and expenditures, presentation and discussion on Capital Improvement Program, Street Fund, and Surface Water Management Fund.
    Video recording of meeting | Meeting agenda and presentation | Council Roundup
  • November 1, 2021: Second public hearing, presentation and discussion on introduction to property tax levy and surface water management rates
  • November 15, 2021: Adoption of property tax levy and surface water management rates, introduction of budget ordinance
  • November 18, 2021: Study session on mid-biennium budget update
  • December 6, 2021: Adoption of budget ordinance, including 2022 financial policies

2021–2022 Adopted Budget

Past Year Budgets 

Updated October 21, 2021