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Developing the 2017-18 budget
Building on prior budgets, the city will again use the process called "Budget One" to develop the 2017-2018 biennial budget. The process:

  1. Identifies the community’s priorities (called outcomes);
  2. Prioritizes services to meet those outcomes; and
  3. Funds those services with available monies.

As noted, Budget One puts the emphasis on community outcomes, not departments. The process involves a series of steps that result in available funding for the services that support the community outcomes.

The Budget Public Involvement page offers venues for stakeholder feedback.

2015-16 Budget
The City Council on December 1, 2014 approved the 2015-2016 operating budget and the 2015-2021 Capital Investment Program (CIP) budget (news release). The budgets are also presented through an easy-to-understand visual interface.

Bellevue’s budget is produced every two years and includes a seven-year capital budget. The budget serves as a major policy document and describes how the city intends to finance its services and infrastructure. The city government is responsible for building and repairing roads, providing police and fire protection, as well as maintaining parks, open space and recreational centers, which help contribute to the high quality of life Bellevue residents enjoy.

Citizen input, through the Performance Survey and Budget Survey guide the development of Bellevue's budgets. The Finance Department also produces financial reports and performance reports.

The City Council adopted the 2015-2016 Operating Budget and the 2015-2021 Capital Investment Program Budget December 1, 2014. Below are links to the two-year budget, the CIP and other budget documents.

2015-2016 Budget

2015-2016 Budget Detail

1. Transmittal Letter
2. Executive Summary
3. About Bellevue
4. Council Priorities
5. Reader's Guide & Glossary
6. Stakeholder Summary
7. Forecast
   7a. Economic Outlook
   7b. General Fund
   7c. Development Services Fund
   7d. Parks Enterprise Fund
   7e. Utilities Fund
8. Resource and Expenditure Summaries
   8a. Resource Summary
   8b. Expenditure Summary
9. Operating Budget by Outcome
   9a. Economic Growth & Competitivesness
   9b. Healthy & Sustainable Environment
   9c. Improved Mobility
   9d. Innovative, Vibrant & Caring Community
   9e. Quality Neighborhoods
   9f.  Responsive Government
   9g. Safe Community
10. CIP
   10a. Overview & Financial Forecast
   10b. Prioritization Criteria
   10c. Cash Flow Modeling and Project Specific Revenues
   10d. General CIP by Outcome Summary
   10e. Debt
   10f. Economic Growth & Competiveness
   10g. Quality Neighborhoods
   10h. Safe Community
   10i. Improved Mobility
   10j. Responsive Government
   10k. Innovative, Vibrant & Caring Community
   10l. Utilities Cash Flow Modeling
   10m. Water CIP
   10n. Sewer CIP
   10o. Storm Drainage CIP
11. Department Information
   11a. City Attorney's Office
   11b. City Clerk's Office
   11c. City Council
   11d. City Manager's Office
   11e. Civic Services
   11f. Community Council
   11g. Development Services
   11h. Finance
   11i. Fire
   11j. Human Resources
   11k. Information Technology
   11l. Miscellaneous Non-Departmental
   11m. Parks & Community Services
   11n. Planning & Community Development
   11o. Police
   11p. Transportation
   11q. Utilities
12. Appendix

2015 - 2016 Budget Proposals
Summaries of Operating Proposals and CIP Detail Sheets for each budget outcome can be found below:

Economic Growth & Competiveness

Healthy & Sustainable Environment

Improved Mobility

Innovative, Vibrant & Caring Community

Quality Neighborhoods

Responsive Government

Safe Community

Past Budget Documents

2013-2014 Budget (includes 2013-2019 CIP)
2013-2014 Budget Detail

2011-2012 Budget
2011-2012 Budget Detail
2011-2017 CIP

2009-2010 Budget
2009-2010 Budget Detail
2009-2015 CIP

2007-2008 Budget
2007-2008 Budget Detail
2007-2013 CIP

2005-2006 Budget
2005-2006 Budget Detail
2005-2011 CIP

Note: The financial documents linked from this page are limited in scope, and do not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy city bonds or notes. Each document in this section is dated and speaks only as of that date. The city does not undertake to update, and expressly disclaims any duty to update any document.

The documents in this section make forward-looking statements, using words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates” and “estimates." A variety of risks and uncertainties – such as general economic and business conditions, receipt of grants and various other factors beyond the city's control – could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.

By clicking on a link below you acknowledge that the documents are limited in scope, are not an offer to sell, are each dated as of a certain date and have not been updated since that date. As a result, the documents may not contain all material information and may contain material misstatements or omissions because of the passage of time or the occurrence of subsequent events.

Contact Information

Finance Department
450 110th Ave NE
PO Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Phone: 425-452-5281
E-mail: financedepartment@bellevuewa.gov

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