City of Langley budget to remain secret for now

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:00am
  • News

A draft version of the City of Langley’s 2018 budget was presented to the city council at its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 2.

The details, however, remain secret for the time being as city hall declined to release the document to The Record.

“This budget is a rough draft, a starting point only,” City Clerk/Treasurer Debbie Mahler wrote in an email.

State law allows governments to withhold “draft” documents.

Mahler said the draft budget includes estimates submitted by department heads; the figures have not yet been finalized. She added that a preliminary budget will come out the first week of November.

“There will be many changes before the true preliminary budget comes out next month,” Mahler said. “That is the budget that we will hold public hearings on and will be available to you and the public.”

More in News

Disaster planning meeting is Tuesday

‘Be prepared’ emphasis of new response network

Garden Club grant proposals due Feb. 1

Nonprofits encouraged to apply to beautify, protect or teach about plants

Pipe bomb found after traffic stop

Police discovered a pipe bomb, an illegal rifle, other guns and a… Continue reading

$5 million for facilities projects in county budget

On Monday, Island County commissioners unanimously approved the 2019 budget, which included… Continue reading

Nichols Bros. awarded foot ferry contract

‘Fast cats’ will carry commuters across Puget Sound

Christmas lights up Clinton’s holiday spirit

Shoppers, Santa, canines and kids fill community center

Navy ends talks on impacts on historic district

Many of the people involved in negotiating mitigation measures on the impact… Continue reading

County plan considers roundabouts, delays trail

Several safety projects are on the list

Langley council approves sizeable utility rate increases

‘If we kick this can down the road again, shame on us’

Most Read