Chapter 3.70
BUDGET SYSTEM

Sections:

3.70.010    Biennial budget – Established.

3.70.020    Mid-biennial review and modification.

3.70.030    Fees and rates.

3.70.010 Biennial budget – Established.

Pursuant to RCW 35A.34.040, the city council hereby establishes a two-year biennial budget for the city of Bothell, beginning with the two-year biennium which begins January 1, 2003. The 2003-2004 biennial budget and all subsequent budgets shall be prepared, considered and adopted under the provisions of this chapter and Chapter 35A.34 RCW which is hereby adopted by reference. (Ord. 1869 § 2, 2002).

3.70.020 Mid-biennial review and modification.

Pursuant to RCW 35A.34.130, the city council hereby provides for a mid-biennial review and modification of the biennial budget. No sooner than eight months after the start of the first year of the fiscal biennium, nor later than the first regularly scheduled city council meeting in November of the first year of each biennial budget, the city manager shall prepare proposed budget modifications to be effective as of January 1st of the following year. Such proposed modifications shall be sent to city councilmembers and shall be a public record and available to the public. A public hearing shall be advertised at least once and shall be held at a city council meeting no later than the second Monday in December and may be continued from time to time. At such hearing or thereafter, council may consider a proposed ordinance to carry out such modifications, which ordinance shall be subject to other provisions of Chapter 35A.34 RCW.

A complete copy of any budget modification ordinance will be transmitted to the State Auditor and to the Association of Washington Cities. (Ord. 1869 § 3, 2002).

3.70.030 Fees and rates.

The city intends to adopt rates and fees no more often than biennially. The rate or fee structures may include changes to take effect at specified dates during or beyond the biennium. Other rate changes may still be needed in the case of emergencies or other unanticipated events. (Ord. 1869 § 4, 2002).