The budget represents the overall plan for allocating City resources to a variety of programs that protect resident's physical security, enhance quality of life, and also to provide for significant capital investment back into the community to enjoy and use for generations to come.
The budget defines and sets in motion capital investments and service levels that create a lasting and positive legacy for our community.
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.