2021 budget process timeline

Creating the annual budget is nearly a year-long process that involves the community, the mayor, city staff and city council. Working together as a community helps create a City budget that is balanced, responsible and supports the important services provided to Everett’s residents and businesses.

View the image and table below for more details about the 2021 budget timeline and opportunities to get involved.

Click image to enlarge

budget timeline

Detailed timeline

2020 DATE

Feb. 26

Council retreat

Structural deficit and current five-year forecast, alternative service delivery and funding options. Watch the recording.

April 22

Council update

2019 year-end wrap up, estimated COVID-19 financial impact 2020 and 2021, budget development. Watch the recording.

June 24

Council briefing/public input

May financial report, balancing list update, review forecasting, 2021 budget calendar and initial overview. Watch the recording.

July 22

Council briefing/public input

2021 budget update, revenue forecast update, budget amendment #2 briefing. Watch the recording.

Aug. 5Council budget subcommittee meeting2021 budget public input, FTEs and more. View the agenda.

Aug. 13Q&A with CassieBudget Q&A Facebook Live event with Mayor Cassie Franklin. Watch the recording.

Aug. 19

Council briefing/public input

Discussion of balancing options for 2021 budget. Watch the recording.

Sept. 2

Council briefing

Balancing list. Watch the recording.

Sept. 16

Mayor's 2021 proposed budget presented to Council

City Council: 2021 revenue & expense workshop

Watch the Mayor's budget address; watch the whole meeting.

Sept. 21

Proposed line item 2021 budget submitted to Clerk’s office and City Council members

Oct. 14

Proposed budget distributed to City Council and posted to City’s public facing website

Oct. 14, 21, 28

2021 property tax ordinance public hearings #1, #2 and #3 at City Council

Oct. 28: Council vote on 2021 property tax ordinance

Adoption of 2021 property tax ordinance (three readings)

Oct. 28Mayor presents final proposed 2021 budget to Council

2021 budget workshop at City Council

Proposed budget; department heads available for questions

Nov. 42021 budget public hearing #1 at City Council
Continued public input at City Council for 2021 budget

Nov. 10

2021 budget public hearing #2 at City Council 

Continued public input at City Council for 2021 budget

Nov. 18, 25; Dec. 22021 budget public hearing #3 at City Council, third and final reading
Continued public input at City Council for 2021 budget
Dec. 2City Council votes on 2021 budget
go back to the previous page
go to the next page