Public invited to city budget forums

Mirror staff reports:

At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Federal Way residents are invited to a town hall style meeting in the council chambers in City Hall to give their input on how the city should manage its money for the next two years.

A number of other presentations will be provided to local groups and organizations, and are as follows:

• Sept. 11: 7:30 to 8 a.m. at the Denny's restaurant on South 320th Street. This meeting is being held for the Kiwanis Club.

• Oct. 11: A presentation will be given to the Federal Way Rotary Club at noon at the Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club.

Any groups who would be interested in a presentation may contact the mayor's office at (253) 835-2402.

The rest of the budgetary timeline is as follows:

• Oct. 2: Mayor Skip Priest will present his proposed budget to the council

• Oct. 24 and 25: Council will have two study sessions where they hear presentations from city departments

• Nov. 6: Budget presentations from remaining departments, first public hearing for the budget

• Nov. 20: Final public hearing for the 2013-14 biennial budget, and introduction of ordinances for the 2013-14 budget and property tax levy

• Dec. 4: Enactment of the budget and property tax ordinances by the council


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