The Newcastle City Council’s work to adopt the 2019 budget kicks in to high gear this October. Following an initial City Council budget retreat held in August, the process continues at the Oct. 16 meeting, when city staff will officially present the 2019 Preliminary Operating and Capital Budget. From there, the council will review, discuss and perfect the budget over the next month. Citizens are encouraged to participate in the budget process and offer comments and suggestions at any of the three scheduled public hearings.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A PDF OF THE 2019 PRELIMINARY OPERATING & CAPITAL BUDGET (UPDATED OCT. 15, 2018)

 2019 CITY COUNCIL BUDGET MEETING CALENDAR
*Note: While the dates of public hearings will not change, there could be minor alterations to this budget calendar timeline. Please check newcastlewa.gov for the latest updates* 

Regular meetings of the City Council occur on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at City Hall, starting at 7 p.m.

Oct. 16
— City staff distributes the official 2019 Preliminary Operating and Capital Budget
First public hearing on the 2019 preliminary budget


Oct. 19
— The Newcastle City Council will hold a budget workshop from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday at City Hall. It will give councilmembers a chance to take a thorough look at the overall budget and ask any questions. The workshop is open to the public, but a comment period is not available.

Nov. 6
Second public hearing on 2019 revenue sources and property tax levy discussion
Third public hearing on the 2019 budget

Nov. 20
— Final ordinance adopting budget

The City Council could also hold meetings on Dec. 4 and 18 if additional deliberation is needed.

The Newcastle City Council wants to hear from you! Members of the public are invited to share thoughts during public hearings or open public comment periods at meetings. You can also email your thoughts to councilmembers. To send a message to the entire council, email the city clerk at saram@newcastlewa.gov. You can also email them individually (view all councilmember emails here).

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