Revised Code of Washington - RCW Title 35 Cities And Towns - Section 35.34.090 Budget message -- Hearings

§ 35.34.090. Budget message -- Hearings

(1) In every city or town, a budget message prepared by or under the direction of the city's or town's chief administrative officer shall be submitted as a part of the preliminary budget to the city's or town's legislative body at least sixty days before the beginning of the city's or town's next fiscal biennium and shall contain the following:

(a) An explanation of the budget document;

(b) An outline of the recommended financial policies and programs of the city or town for the ensuing fiscal biennium;

(c) A statement of the relation of the recommended appropriation to such policies and programs;

(d) A statement of the reason for salient changes from the previous biennium in appropriation and revenue items; and

(e) An explanation for any recommended major changes in financial policy.

(2) Prior to the final hearing on the budget, the legislative body or a committee thereof shall schedule hearings on the budget or parts thereof, and may require the presence of department heads to give information regarding estimates and programs.

[1985 c 175 § 12.]

Sections:  Previous  35.34.020  35.34.030  35.34.040  35.34.050  35.34.060  35.34.070  35.34.080  35.34.090  35.34.100  35.34.110  35.34.120  35.34.130  35.34.140  35.34.150  35.34.160  Next

Last modified: April 7, 2009