About the Budget Process
The City's budget is developed on an biyearly basis. The budget process normally begins in February and ends in December when the final balanced budget is adopted by City Council.
The City is currently preparing for the 2016 Mid-Biennium Review. The biennial budget statute requires jurisdictions electing a biennium budget to perform a mid-biennium review and modification of the adopted budget per RCW 35A.34.130. The Budget Calendar provides a timeline of events leading up to the adoption of the Mid-Biennium Budget Adjustment. The Budget Calendar will be available once it is finalized at the Council Workshop on May 19, 2015.
2015-16 Biennial Budget
The 2015-2016 Biennial Budget adopted on December 16, 2014. The Adopted Budget Book will be available in May 2015. Documents from the Council Workshops where the 2015-2016 budget was discussed are provided below:
2013-14 Biennial Budget
The 2013-14 Biennial Budget was adopted by Council on December 11, 2012 and a mid-biennium adjustment was approved by Council on December 10, 2013.
Previous Budget Documents
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
For a copy of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), click the link below. The 2013 CAFR will be published during the fall of 2014.
Council Workshop Presentations
Where Your Sales Tax Dollars Go
A portion of sales tax collected by Washington State is distributed to the City of Kent.
Independent Registered Municipal Advisor