Kennewick seeks community feedback from its citizens

Tri-City HeraldJuly 2, 2014 

Kennewick is looking for citizen input as officials prepare the 2015-16 budget.

Kennewick officials are wrestling with how to pay for needed and wanted services.

Expenses have been increasing faster than city revenues, and Kennewick has experienced a lot of growth, creating more demands.

Creating a balanced budget for the next biennium is going to require cutting programs or increasing revenue, or a combination of both, officials have said.

Community feedback will help officials determine if there are service areas that need to be reduced or if new revenue streams are needed to meet citizen and council priorities.

The survey, available through July 9, includes six questions and takes a few minutes to complete.

The survey is at www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014_citizen_budget_survey.

Adoption of the 2015-16 budget is expected in late November or early December.

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