The budget is an economic plan that focuses the entity's financial and human resources on the accomplishment of specific goals and objectives established by the policy makers.
The budget concentrates on three Council focus areas:
Planning and building for the future
Preserving and protecting assets
Strengthening community safety and welfare
The budget establishes the annual expenditure levels for all departments and funds. These expenditure levels are called appropriations, and they represent spending limits.
With the direction provided by City Council goals, the dedication of our employees, and the support of our citizens, the City of Port Angeles will provide the highest level of municipal services within available resources. When finalized, the budget becomes the community's strongest means of achieving desired goals.