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614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: September 10, 2013

Contact: Amber D'Amato, Director of Administrative Services
360.337.7150 or

No: 13-084

County Schedules Budget "Open House"
Learn about the 2014 budget at an Open House Wednesday in Port Orchard

(Port Orchard) - The Kitsap County Commissioners are holding an Open House Wednesday, September 18, in the Commissioner’s Chambers at the Administration Building in Port Orchard, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. “This “Open House” period is the opportunity for members of the public to make comments and ask questions based on the information provided by the various elected officials and department directors over the last two weeks,” according to Board Chair Josh Brown. Glenn Olson, the County new Chief Administrative Officer, will also attend the meetings.

Over the past two weeks County departments presented funding requests for 2014 budget to the Budget Review Committee.  The committee included County Commissioners, citizen representatives from each Commissioner District, and a county employee offering the perspective of organized labor.

The presentations air live on local community access television. A schedule of the hearings and when they will air on BKAT is posted here.  Other information related to the budget process is available here. The departmental presentations are open to the public for attendance, but no public comment will be accepted during the presentations. The Open House provides an opportunity for public comment related to the budget process.

The Board deliberates and makes preliminary budget decisions September 23-25. Final deliberations are set for late October. The preliminary budget will be presented to the board November 11, and a public hearing is set for December 2. The final adoption of the 2014 budget is scheduled for the December 9, 2013 regular Board of County Commissioners meeting.

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