Get Involved

What is Budget 365?

Budget 365 is our new budget process designed to inform and educate citizens about how to get involved in the City's decision-making process.

This year-round conversation will help us better understand which programs are the highest priorities for our citizens and more quickly identify potential financial issues.

How Can You Get Involved?

Attend an Upcoming Public Meeting about the Budget

Before adopting a final operating budget in December, we hold a variety of public meetings and hearings. Your attendance and input is always welcome.

August 7 - Planning Commission Public Hearing on Preliminary CFP

October 17 - City Council Public Hearing and discussion on Preliminary CFP

October 24 - Preliminary Operating Budget Presented to Council

November 21 - Public Hearing on Operating Budget, Capital Budget including Olympia School District Impact Fees and Ad Valorem Tax Ordinance

November 28 - Council Review of the Budget (Budget Balancing - Operating and Capital Budgets), Final Reading of Ad Valorem Tax Ordinance

December 12 - First Reading on Operating and Capital Budgets

December 19 - Second and Final Reading and Adoption of Operating and Capital Budgets

The City Council meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. See the Schedule here.

Observe the City's Finance Committee Year Round

The Finance Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm at City Hall to discuss the City's revenues and expenses. Your attendance is always welcome.

Volunteer Opportunites

Volunteers are valuable human resources that help the City meet its needs for service. Volunteers offer direct cost savings, create a social impact, and allow the City to be more productive and responsive.  The climate is perfect to tap into volunteers to deliver services and drive economic recovery and growth.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

These programs affect change by helping residents save money, learn how to invest in their neighborhoods and live healthier lives, and inspire residents to become involved in and support City projects aimed at improving the community.