City of Bothell is in the process of developing the 2023-2024 budget. A proposed budget will be brought forth to City Council for deliberation in October and will be Council and leadership's primary focus until the adoption of a final budget in December. Community members will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed budget during public hearings set to be scheduled in October and November. Please continue to check back for updates, and tune into Bothell City Council meetings for the latest budget updates.
The budget represents the overall plan for allocating City resources to a variety of programs and services that protect residents' physical security and enhance quality of life. The budget document reflects the City's commitment to sound budget and fiscal policies and processes. This plan ensures that the City is in a position to maintain its current level of service delivery for the community throughout the ensuing biennium. The plan makes the best choices for resource allocations, meets current operational needs, and addresses future fiscal capacity.
The Quarterly Budget Status Report provides a concise means of budget oversight in a visual format that conveys budget progress and status compared to the Council's adopted spending plan - including fiscal position, which is the net result of budget inflows (revenues) and outflows (expenditures).
2021-2022 City Manager's Biennial Budget
GFOA 2019-2020 Budget Award Press Release
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has granted its Distinguished Budget Presentation award to the City of Bothell consecutively since 2002. GFOA presents this award to governments whose budget documents meet the GFOA's criteria as an effective policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communication device. This award signifies that Bothell is meeting the highest principles of government budgeting.