Budget/Financial Reports

2021 City budget - Tell us what you think!

City Council has started the 2021 budget process and wants to know your thoughts. See the "budget process calendar" below for opportunities to comment or email citycouncil@ci.olympia.wa.us any time.

Public comments will be taken at all of the bolded meetings below.

Individual comments are limited to two minutes or less. In order to hear as many people as possible during the 30 minutes set aside for public communication, the Council will refrain from commenting on individual remarks until all public comment has been taken.

The Council will allow for additional public comment at the end of the meeting for those who signed up and did not get an opportunity to speak during the allotted 30-minutes.

To provide public comment, you must sign up in advance by 4 pm the day of the meeting. Learn how on our City Council & Mayor page.

2021 Budget process calendar

  • September 16, 2020: Finance Committee Discussion - 2021 Preliminary Operating Budget
  • September 21, 2020: Planning Commission Public Hearing - 2021 Capital Facilities Plan
  • October 13, 2020: City Council Public Hearing - 2021 Capital Facilities Plan
  • October 20, 2020: City Council Other Business - 2021 Preliminary Operating Budget
  • October 21, 2020: Finance Committee Discussion - 2021 Capital Facilities Plan
  • November 10, 2020: City Council Study Session - 2021 Operating Budget Discussion
  • November 10, 2020: City Council Public Hearings - 2021 Operating Budget, Capital Budget, Ad Valorem Tax
  • November 10, 2020: City Council Other Business - 2021 Special Budget Topics
  • November 18, 2020: Finance Committee Discussion - 2021 Preliminary Operating Budget and Capital Budget
  • December 1, 2020: City Council Other Business - Budget Balancing (Final Budget Review)
  • December 8, 2020: City Council Consent - Approve 2021 Budget Ordinances; Operating Budget, Special Funds, Capital Budget, Capital Facilities Plan
  • December 15, 2020: City Council Adopt Final Budget (Last City Council meeting of 2020)

OlyFinance. Transparency, Accountability, Access

Explore the City budget online

The City's operating budget shows how much revenue we expect for the year, where it comes from, and how we plan to spend that money for our day to day expenses.

You can now view the City's real-time budget and financial information online, anytime at OlyFinance.

Budget documents

Financial reports

Collage. Priorities, Performance Investments

How the City budget is developed

In Olympia, we Budget Different. The City budget isn't developed behind closed doors. Instead, we use a unique process called PPI (Priorities, Performance and Investments).

We start by gathering the community's Priorities, then we continually evaluate our Performance so that we can adjust our Investments as necessary to achieve the community's vision.

Questions?

Contact Administrative Services at adminservices@ci.olympia.wa.us