After careful consideration, the Issaquah City Council has adopted a balanced budget that funds important priorities in the year ahead.
The financial roadmap invests in transportation and park projects, continues our commitment to sustainability, upgrades our technology and focuses on public safety. The adopted budget includes funding for:
- Two additional police officers
- Two additional corrections officers
- Two additional public works maintenance workers
- One additional parks maintenance worker
- Construction of a new skate park at Tibbetts Valley Park
- Support for local nonprofit partners
To help maintain long-term needs, the budget includes a 1 percent increase in the property tax rate. With the increase, the cost to the owner of a $470,000 home is about $4.50 per year.
The council approved our 2016 spending plan Dec. 7, 2015, after conducting five workshops to discuss Mayor Fred Butler's proposed budget. In addition, council members held two public hearings to collect community input.
To learn more, go to issaquahwa.gov/2016budget. Use #issbudget to join the conversation.