The Burien City Council will be discussing the City of Burien’s long-range general fund financial forecast this Monday, September 12 during a special City Council meeting.
The General Fund supports the general operations of the City government. These include administration, the legislative function, legal services, public safety, human services, planning and community development, enforcement of local codes, parks, recreation, and cultural activities. Taxes are the principal source of revenue for the General Fund: property tax, sales tax, utility tax, gambling tax, and business and occupation tax. Other important sources are shared revenue from other governments, licenses and permits, charges for service, and fines and forfeitures. The General Fund accounts for all City resources except those for which a specific fund has been created.
The City Council begins public discussion of the 2023–2024 budget in October which will continue through December when the final budget is adopted. Public involvement in the budget process is crucial to ensuring our City budget reflects community priorities.
Community members can comment and provide feedback on the budget during public hearings this fall.