View All Posts

Sep 04

September Mayor's Message

Posted on September 4, 2018 at 11:36 AM by Jan Molinaro

September Message

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.

2019 Budget

The City of Enumclaw Council will begin Budget Workshops on October 8, with subsequent Workshops to be held on October 15, 22 and 29. Preceding two of these workshop meetings will be the City Council meetings on October 8 and the 22nd. The budget is officially released on October 1st.

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 1st.  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 increases to a department are warranted.

Plan to attend one or all of the scheduled Budget Workshops and listen to what 2019 is shaping up to be in terms of your city.