Budget 2024

Budget Queries

Questions from Councilmembers and Responses from Administrative Services and other Department Directors and Staff.

Council Budget Query 1.0 with responses
Council Budget Query 2.0 with responses
Council Budget Query 3.0 with responses

Council seeks Community Input for 2024 Budget Priorities

Link to submit online Feedback to Edmonds City Council on 2024 Budget Priorities

Scheduled 2024 Budget Outreach Events:

Monday, June 12th at 7pm – 2024 Budget Outreach Workshop, Public Works & Utilities Building, 7110 210th St SW, Edmonds WA 98026

Tuesday, June 20th at 7pm – Public Hearing on 2024 City Budget Priorities during the City Council Regular Meeting, 250 5th Avenue North, Edmonds WA 98020 

Thursday, June 22nd at 5pm – 2024 Budget Outreach Workshop, Meadowdale Clubhouse, 6801 North Meadowdale Road, Edmonds WA 98026

Tuesday, June 27 at 5pm – Special Meeting on 2024 Budget Priorities, City Hall, 3rd floor Brackett Room prior to the regular Council meeting

(Edmonds – WA) The 2024 Budget season is just around the corner, and Edmonds City Council wants to hear from the community how to prioritize City spending. 

The process started in April at a budget retreat for city staff, the mayor and councilmembers.  Last month, Council approved the 2024 Budget Planning Calendar and now will turn their focus to identifying priorities for the 2024 budget.  Council plans to communicate these priorities to the mayor and city staff in July, as their work begins on building the budget.  Mayor Nelson will present the proposed budget to Council in early fall.   

“There are several ways for Edmonds residents to be engaged early in the process,” states Council President Neil Tibbott.  “We really want to hear from the community on this, so we’ve added some extra ways to connect.”

During the month of June, City Council will add special meetings and a public hearing specifically seeking public input about the 2024 Budget.  

Two Budget Outreach Workshops are scheduled in locations away from the typical Council Chambers, June 12 at the Public Works Building and June 22 at the Meadowdale Clubhouse.   These Budget Outreach Workshops will be open public meetings, and designed to facilitate discussion with those who attend about what Council should preserve funding for, consider ways for Council to reduce spending, and suggest new items for the 2024 Budget.  

The public hearing during the June 20 Council Meeting will be a structured opportunity for individuals to make a 3-minute public comment in person, over zoom, or by submitting an online public comment

And Council now has an additional outreach tool: an online form will be a convenient way to provide specific feedback to Council on the 2024 Budget Priorities, for those attending the outreach events and for those who can’t.  This online form can be found here.