On December 6, 2022, Bothell City Council unanimously adopted the City’s final
2023-2024 biennial budget. The budget represents the City’s proposed revenue and spending plan for the next two years totaling $375.7 million.
Budget highlights include attention to the City’s asset replacement fund, a backlog of vehicle and equipment purchases, and a new fire ladder truck.
American Rescue Act grant monies have also been built into the budget to fund several one-time studies as well as behavioral services available to the community. Investments were also made in public safety, with the expansion of our crisis response program and increased number of mental health co-responders.
Additional funds were also allocated to events and programs that bring Bothell together including the popular “Summer Nights” in Bothell event series.
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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).
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.