County Manger Kathleen Otto has presented her recommended 2023 budget to the county council for consideration.
“The recommendations for the 2023 annual budget address appropriate level of reserves; minimizing impacts to services and residents; and critical needs,” Otto said during a presentation to council. “Additional budget items will be considered in early 2023 including compensation considerations, capital projects, and any outstanding jail transition-related items.”
The Clark County Council will consider the $721.2 million budget during public hearings that begin at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5. At this first hearing, the county’s other elected officials will be first to testify on budgets proposed by their departments. Council will continue the public hearing to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 in order to hear public testimony regarding the budget. If needed, the budget hearing will be continued to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.
All hearings are held in a hybrid format with the option of attending in person or via Webex. Anyone wishing to attend in person may do so in the sixth-floor hearing room in the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. Those wishing to participate in a virtual format can go to the county’s website at https://clark.wa.gov/councilors/clark-county-council-meetings and follow the instructions listed under the date of the hearing.
All hearings will be broadcast live on CVTV channel 23/323 and www.cvtv.org.
Details on the proposed budget are on the county’s website at https://clark.wa.gov/budget/2023-budget.