Budget

2023-2024 Budget Update

The City of Bothell is in the process of finalizing the 2023-2024 City Budget. A proposed budget was presented during the October 18 Council Meeting, and study sessions are being held this fall to refine and finalize the budget. Click the meeting links listed below for additional information.

October 18Budget Kickoff Meeting 
November 1 (Study Session)Fleet and Facilities  
November 9 (Study Session)Human Services and Public Safety


City Council expects to adopt a final budget this December. Watch City Council Meetings live on the City of Bothell YouTube Page for the latest budget updates. 

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  1. Budget Overview

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).

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GFOA 2020-2021 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.