Posted on August 29, 2019 at 3:14 PM by Jan Molinaro
Back to School
The start of September begins the back-to-school process for many Enumclaw families. With the kids getting back into the routine of classes and studying, I wish to emphasize to all drivers to PLEASE be mindful of students walking to schools. It is imperative that we slowdown in school zones, keep to the speed limits and be watchful of the possibility of kids darting out into the street unexpectedly. Allow a few extra minutes this school year when leaving for work so as not to rush when driving. Patience is the one word that comes to mind so our community can avoid any mishaps or worse.
The City Council will begin Budget Workshops on each of the four Mondays in October. These will be October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. On October 14th and 28th a City Council meeting will precede the Budget Workshop. Each of these Monday meetings start time will be 6 PM. The budget is officially released on October 7th.
Every year city staff begins the process of formulating their department’s financial needs at the beginning of July and completing the process by the middle of September. After which city administration reviews and adjusts the budget to its proposed appearance that is published on October 7th. Much thought and calculation is done to make sure that the citizens receive the service needed at the most efficient cost. Not every dollar asked is provided, though some increases to a department are warranted.
Plan to attend one or all of the scheduled Budget Workshops and listen to what 2020 is shaping up to be in terms of your city.