City council to hold public hearing Nov. 13 on proposed 2019-20 budget

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The Lynnwood City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 13 will hold the first of two public hearings on Mayor Nicola Smith’s proposed biennial budget for 2019-20. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in council chambers, Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W.

The general fund portion of the proposed budget is $111,370,670 (for a two-year period), which is $7.4 million less than the same budget for 2017-2018. Voter approval of the Regional Fire Authority (South County Fire) in 2017 has removed the Fire Department from the City’s budget.

The city is planning to undertake $93 million worth of improvements to local streets, infrastructure for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater, neighborhood parks, and other critical features. Most of this funding comes from outside sources specific to capital (infrastructure) improvements.

The council will hold a second public hearing on the budget Nov. 26. As part of the budget process, the council will also set the property tax levy for 2019.

The proposed biennial budget for 2019-2020 is available for review at City Hall or online at www.LynnwoodWA.gov/Government/Budget-and-Finance.htm.

You can see the complete Nov. 13 council agenda, held a day later than normal due to the Veterans Day holiday, at this link.

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