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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: September 22, 2010
Contact: Amber D'Amato
Kitsap County Budget and Finance Officer
(360) 337-4504,
No: 10-47

Budget Review Committee hears program requests for 2011 budget
BKAT to televise the budget presentations

Port Orchard, WA)- A series of presentations before the County’s Board of Commissioners and the Budget Review Committee began this week as part of the process to create a balanced budget for 2011. “Looking at each program and using objective criteria to identify community priorities, possible partnerships, and increased efficiency provides valuable information for the Commissioners and their decision making process,” said Amber D’Amato, the County’s Budget and Finance Officer. “The Budget Review Committee provides insight from different perspectives and is a very valuable part of the process,” D’Amato continued. The review committee includes representatives from each County department, community members representing each Commissioner District, and representatives from our labor associations.

The next step in the budget process is a public hearing. “The Board presents their budget proposal during a public hearing in October,” said D’Amato. Public comment is not taken during the current program presentations, but is taken during the public hearing. The County has established a web site ( to provide information and facilitate feedback for the program presentation process. BKAT, the local community access television station, is broadcasting the sessions during the next two weeks. The first airing date and time for each session is listed on the web site. Additional airings are planned. The videos can also be viewed from the web site.


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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014