The City of Issaquah’s fiscal year corresponds with the calendar year. City budgets are carefully crafted in a process that starts each year in early summer and ends after public hearings and City Council approval in November or early December. It is customary for the Council President to craft a letter to the Mayor and the Administration outlining the Council’s expectations for the budget as part of final adoption.
The budget represents the overall plan for allocating city resources to a variety of programs. These resources are necessary to protect the community’s physical security, enhance the quality of life, and also provide for significant capital investments back into the community to enjoy and use for generations to come. The budget defines and sets in motion capital investments and service levels that create a lasting and positive legacy for our community.