The City of Ferndale’s preliminary 2020 budget was made available to the public today.
As noted earlier, there are many significant changes to the budget, most notably it has been reported to be 40% bigger than the 2019 budget.
City staff will be holding a required public hearing regarding the proposed 2020 property tax levy on Monday, November 4th, during the regular City Council meeting. City staff are recommending increasing property tax collections from $1.2 million in 2019 to $2.6 million.
The City is required to also hold public hearings prior to approving the final city budget.
According to MRSC, “The statutes RCW 35.33.057, RCW 35.34.090(2), RCW 35A.33.055, and RCW 35A.34.090(2) govern budgets for cities and towns. These statutes require cities and towns to hold public hearings on the preliminary budget prior to the hearing on the final budget.”
The budget is available to download from the city website (PDF). It is also provided below (11 pages).COF-Preliminary-2020-Budget-as-of-11-01-2019