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2017-2018 Proposed Biennial Budget

City Manager T.C. Broadnax Presents 2017-2018 Proposed Biennial Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 4, 2016

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Maria Lee, Media and Communications, maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, 253) 591-2054

 

City Manager T.C. Broadnax Presents 2017-2018 Proposed Biennial Budget

--Budget Enhances Public Safety, Addresses Deferred Maintenance and Infrastructure Needs and Expands Key Services--

 

In today's presentation of the 2017-2018 Proposed Biennial Budget, City Manager T.C. Broadnax outlined his recommended plan to enhance public safety, address deferred maintenance and infrastructure needs, and expand key services for the City of Tacoma and its residents over the next two years.

           

The 2017-2018 Proposed Biennial Budget is $3.25 billion, of which $460 million is allocated to the General Fund. Through careful financial management, use of recurring revenues to fund recurring expenditures, and targeted reductions, the 2017-2018 Proposed Biennial Budget is balanced and allows the City to maintain or expand current levels of service.

 

“The City of Tacoma’s 2017-2018 Proposed Biennial Budget reflects a continued commitment to strong financial responsibility, and is a framework for how the City plans to use its resources to serve the community ,” said City Manager T.C. Broadnax.

 

Details about the 2017-2018 Proposed Biennial Budget, as well as the latest updates on scheduled opportunities to learn more and engage in the budget development process, are available at cityoftacoma.org/budget.  

 

City Council Budget Work Sessions

 

Community members interested in learning more about the 2017-2018 Proposed Biennial Budget are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming City Council budget work sessions, which will be held at noon in the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St., 1st Floor, Council Chambers).

 

Oct. 11

Capital Budget, Public Works, Tacoma Venues & Events (formally Public Assembly Facilities), Planning and Development Services

 

Oct. 18

Tacoma Public Utilities, Environmental Services

 

Oct. 25

General Fund Revenues and Cost Drivers, Police, Fire

 

Nov. 1

Municipal Court, Community and Economic Development, Library, Neighborhood and Community Services, Internal Services

 

Nov. 8

2017-2018 Proposed Biennial Budget Wrap-Up

 

Nov. 15

2017-2018 Proposed Biennial Budget Wrap-Up (If Needed)

 

 

Public Hearings

Community members can also provide input on the 2017-2018 Proposed Biennial Budget at an upcoming public hearing on Nov. 1 or Nov. 8.  Both public hearings will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St., 1st Floor, Council Chambers).



Community Budget Meetings

There will also be three community budget meetings in October:


Oct. 10

6-8 p.m.

University of Puget Sound

Wheelock Student Center Rotunda

1500 N. Warner St.

 

Oct. 12

6-8 p.m.

Fire Station #8

4911 S. Alaska St.

 

Oct. 26

6-8 p.m.

Lincoln High School

701 S. 37th St.

 

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