Creating Baseline Budgets

The Budget Office and Departments set baseline budgets.

Feb - Apr

Forecasts and Guidance

The Budget Office and the department of Finance and Administrative Services develop forecasts and give budget guidance.

Apr - May

Budget Issue Papers

Departments develop and submit Budget Issue Papers (BIPs.)

May - Jun
City Hall

Review and Feedback

The Budget and Mayor's Offices review BIPs and provide feedback to departments.

Jun - Jul

Departments Submit Budget Requests

Departments finalize and their submit their budget requests.

Jun -Jul
City Hall

Mayor Delivers Proposed Budget

The city receives a revenue forecast, the Budget and Mayor's Offices review, balance, finalize and deliver their proposed budget to Seattle City Council.

Late Sept
City Hall

Council Begins Budget Process

The City Council holds public hearings and discusses changes to the Mayor's proposed budget.

Oct
People

Public Hearing #1

The public provides feedback on the budget in Council Chambers.

October 5 @ 5:30pm
People

Public Hearing #2

The public provides feedback on the budget in Council Chambers.

October 25 @ 5:30pm
City Hall

Council Adopts Budget

Seattle City Council votes on changes to the proposed budget and adopts the final version.

Nov