Community Budget Input Meeting #1

The City is currently planning for the next two years by developing its 2015-2016 Biennial Budget. For the 2015-2016 Biennial Budget, revenues are projected to grow at 2 percent, but expenses are projected to grow at a faster rate. In order to maintain the levels of service provided by the City’s General Fund today, the difference between revenues and expenses is projected to be around $6 million. This shortfall increases substantially if the City were to address deferred maintenance issues that have been put off in the past and provide funding for other capital and services. The City is looking for ways to close the gap between revenues and expenditures by balancing the need for savings with the effective delivery of core services. Additionally, the City is working to prioritize funding between existing services, deferred maintenance, and new and expanded services. Everyone is invited to participate in the creation of the 2015 – 2016 Budget.

A second series of Budget Input Meetings is anticipated to begin in mid-October, shortly after a Proposed 2015 – 2016 Biennial Budget has been transmitted to the City Council.

Date Time Meeting Location
July 14, 2014 6 – 8 p.m. District 3 - Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma, WA 98405
July 17, 2014 6 – 8 p.m. District 1 – Wheelock Library, 3722 N. 26th St., Tacoma, WA 98407
July 24, 2014 6 – 8 p.m. District 5 – Birney Elementary School, 1202 S. 76th St. Tacoma, WA 98408
August 4, 2014 6 – 8 p.m. District 4 – Lincoln High School, 701 S. 37th St., Tacoma, WA 98418
August 7, 2014 6 – 8 p.m. District 2 – Stadium High School, 111 N. E St., Tacoma, WA 98403


Tacoma Nature Center
1919 South Tyler Street

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