FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|| September 10, 2014
Rebecca Pirtle, Communications Coordinator
County Budget Hearings get underway September 15
Open House for public
input caps off the hearing September 22
Orchard) - Kitsap County budget review hearings for 2015 funding
proposals from all county departments and agencies get underway Sept. 15.
County departments will present funding requests for the 2015 budget to the
Board of Commissioners, County Administrator and Budget Review Committee, an
advisory group made up of a citizen representative from each Commissioner
District and a county employee representing organized labor.
The hearings are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15; 1 to 5
p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18; and 9 a.m. to
noon Monday, Sept. 22 with an Open House from 4:30-5:30 p.m. that day.
Hearings take place in the Commissioners’ Chambers of the County
Administration Building, 619 Division Street in Port Orchard.
“This is a great opportunity for all citizens to hear details of what goes
into making up departmental budgets as they are presented to the Board of
County Commissioners,” said Board Chair, Commissioner Charlotte Garrido.
“You can hear the level of questioning that goes on and learn more about
what’s proposed. We invite the public to attend or view the BKAT broadcasts
and welcome their input at the September 22nd Open House.”
Budget presentations air live on the Bremerton-Kitsap Access Television
(BKAT) station, broadcast on Comcast Channel 12 and WAVE Broadband Channel
3. The Budget Review Hearings schedule, including the broadcast times on
BKAT, is available
here or go to
www.kitsapgov.com/das/ and click on “2015 Budget Information.”
Departmental presentations are open to the public to attend, but no public
comment will be accepted during the presentations. The Open House provides
an opportunity for public input related to the budget process or feedback is
accepted online at the website address above.
Commissioners will deliberate and make preliminary budget decisions in
September with final deliberations in late October or November. A public
hearing and final adoption take place in December.