The City adopted the process of using a biennial budget beginning with the 2013-2014 budget year. The budget is adopted by the City Council typically in late November to early December of each even numbered year. The budget process includes a review of the second year’s budget with the inclusion of a public hearing in each of the odd numbered years. The City follows certain rules and regulations that are set by the Washington State Auditor’s Office using the Budgeting, Accounting, and Reporting System (BARS) manuals and financial reporting packages.
You may view the current available budget documents by downloading the documents located in the document box on the left side of this page. If you have any questions or concerns about the budget or the budget process please contact the Finance Director/City Clerk.
Similar to the budget process the City is audited on a biennial basis with audits occurring in odd numbered years for the previous two calendar years. The audit process generally gets underway near the end of the calendar year in which it begins and can sometimes be carried into the beginning of the following year. The City’s last audit covered the 2015 – 2016 calendar years and the official audit reports from the Washington State Auditor’s office are located in the documents to the left.