TACOMA – Community members will have two opportunities to publicly comment on the Proposed 2024-2025 Biennial Budget. The Pierce County Council will hold public hearings on Ordinance No. 2023-44s on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. or soon thereafter to hear public testimony on the Biennial Budget.
What: Public Hearings on Proposed 2024-2025 Biennial Budget
When: Tuesday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. or soon thereafter
Where: 930 Tacoma Avenue South, Room 1046 in Tacoma or remotely via Zoom:
Remote Participation is available by calling (253) 215-8782 and using Webinar ID: 921-5903-3811. You can also attend via Zoom by using this link: https://piercecountywa.zoom.us/j/9215903381
You can also submit written comments online on the legislation’s webpage at: https://online.co.pierce.wa.us/cfapps/council/iview/proposal.cfm?proposal_num=2023-44. Click on ‘Comment on Legislation’ on the right side of the page to share your thoughts. You can also email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier presented his Executive Proposed 2024-2025 Biennial Budget to the Council. This was the start of a 10-week budget development process consisting of budget presentations, budget deliberations, and the release of Council Chair Ryan Mello’s Amendment One on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Today, the Pierce County Council Committee of the Whole moved Ordinance No. 2023-44 out of the Committee as amended with Mello’s Amendment One. You can read about what’s included in the substitute budget proposal here.
Councilmembers will have their first opportunity to amend the substitute 2024-2025 Budget Ordinance on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and again on Tuesday, Nov. 21.
“For me, public hearings are similar to walking in someone else’s shoes. People’s stories and perspectives on how public money is being spent and invested matter,” said Mello. “We can create a better budget with your participation, and I encourage you to share your thoughts on how you want your money invested to address our County’s most pressing issues on Nov. 14 and Nov. 21.”