Public Hearings To Begin Wednesday Night For City Of Everett 2023 Budget

November 15, 2022

Everett Government

The budget process for 2023 has begun and is scheduled to wrap up November 30th but could continue into December. A balanced budget must be passed by the end of the year.

Wednesday night the Everett City Council will begin the first of three public hearings on the proposed City of Everett, Washington budget for 2023. In past years community members have not really weighed in on the budget process with little to no testimony during the public hearings.

This year there may be more interest as many programs are being funded with once-in-a lifetime infusions of cash from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Everett City Council member Liz Vogeli has already requested an extra meeting to discuss the budget and go over questions. No word on when that meeting may be scheduled.

Here’s the current upcoming schedule. (There is no City Council meeting on the day before Thanksgiving (Nov. 23rd)

City Council meeting Nov. 16, 2022 6:30 p.m.
Property Tax Ordinance Third & Final Reading
Budget Hearing #1
2023 Budget Ordinance First Reading

City Council meeting Nov. 30th, 2022 6:30 p.m.
Budget Hearing #2
2023 Budget Ordinance Second Reading

City Council meeting Dec. 07, 2022 6:30 p.m.
Budget Hearing #3
2023 Budget Ordinance Third & Final Reading
Here’s a look at the proposed budget for 2023 including the Mayor’s budget address and priorities and breakouts of proposed spending.

2023 Proposed Operating Budget

The City of Everett has a large portion of the City’s website devoted to the budget process, how to get involved and past budgets. Click here to view those resources.

For those who would like to weigh in you can do so in person or virtually. Here’s a link on how to participate with the City Council in Everett, Washington.

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