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By Diane Buckshnis
Edmonds City Council 

Why is the 2022 budget being rushed? | Guest View


Last updated 10/22/2021 at 8:59am

Do citizens realize that the budgeting process is being aggressively rushed this year? Why is this budget being rushed, and why is this scheduling not typical or appropriate?

For decades, the administration’s timeline has extended into December to allow citizens adequate time to comment, allow councilmembers adequate time to review with citizens, and lastly to allow thoughtful review of the budgetary implications in matters relating to our city’s coffers.

Remember, the budget is council’s responsibility, while the mayor is responsible for spending taxpayer’s money.

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