The 2009-2010 Preliminary Biennial Budget for the City of Tacoma is required by City Charter and State of Washington laws. It is a balanced budget in that proposed expenditures do not exceed revenues, although it does require the use $13.9 million in beginning cash from the General Fund to cover all proposed General Fund expenditures. The use of beginning cash allows us to maintain existing levels of service during this time of economic uncertainty and falling revenues.
The budget proposal represents a "hold the line" approach on non-labor costs to the 2007-2008 level and begins the process of implementing the results of the classification and compensation study that is underway. It also sets the stage for moving the City toward using a pay for performance compensation methodology.
City of Tacoma's Budget & Research Division Web site
If you have comments or suggestions regarding the mid-biennial budget, you are encouraged to e-mail your Council Member. For e-mail addresses, visit the City Council Web site.
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