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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   
Date: September 10, 2014

Contact: Rebecca Pirtle, Communications Coordinator
Commissioners' Office
360-337-4650 or rpirtle@co.kitsap.wa.us
No: 2014-097

County Budget Hearings get underway September 15
Open House for public input caps off the hearing September 22

(Port 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.

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Last Updated: 
September 10, 2014