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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: September 1, 2011

Contact: Amber D'Amato, Administrative Services Director
360.337.4501 or
No: 2011-062


Budget Review Committee to hear program requests for 2012 budget

Presentations broadcast on BKAT and available online

(Port Orchard, WA)  A series of presentations before the County’s Board of Commissioners and the Budget Review Committee begin next week as part of the process to create a balanced budget for 2012.  Board Chair Charlotte Garrido says, “The chance to look at each program and use objective criteria to identify community priorities, possible partnerships, and increased efficiency provides vital information for the Commissioners’ decision making process.”  Amber D’Amato, the County’s Administrative Services Director, adds, “The Budget Review Committee provides insight from different perspectives and is a valuable part of the process.” The review panel includes the Board of County Commissioners and community members representing each Commissioner district. 

Each department will outline their priorities and proposed expenses to support them. Information gained during these informal hearings is used to help develop the proposed 2012 budget.  D’Amato and her staff will work with the Board to coordinate information on revenues and expenses.  “The Board presents their formal budget proposal during a public hearing in November,” said D’Amato.  “At this stage, public comment can be submitted through the County‘s budget web site. There is an opportunity for public comment during the formal hearing in November," D'Amato added.

The web site provides information about the presentation schedule and the broadcast dates and times for each session. BKAT, the local community access television station, is re-broadcasting sessions and the recordings are available online as well. You’ll also find other information related to the presentations and the budget process on the website.


Additional resources:
Budget Review Committee schedule with BKAT air times
Administrative Services web site

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May 27, 2014