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Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Road, Bellingham
Saturday, May 19, 2012, 07:00 PM
Book: 66, Page: 1

Special Meeting

Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Terry Bornemann

Roll Call
    Jack Weiss, Council Member, First Ward
    Gene Knutson, Council Member, Second Ward
    Cathy Lehman, Council Member, Third Ward
    Stan Snapp, Council Member, Fourth Ward
    Terry Bornemann, Council Member, Fifth Ward
    Michael Lilliquist, Council Member, Sixth Ward
    Seth Fleetwood, Council Member, At Large


Also in attendance: Mayor Kelli Linville
City Department Heads
Brian Heinrich, Executive Coordinator
Vanessa Blackburn, Executive Assistant to the Mayor
Mark Gardner, City Council Policy Analyst

AB19588 1. City of Bellingham City Council and Executive Department Retreat to discuss Budget Planning and 2013 City Priorities

Janet Ott, of Janet Ott and Associates, facilitated discussion of the following topics:

Purpose of Retreat
    Create understanding and agreement between Council and the Administration about issues and priorities and where the City is headed
    Clarify Council budget concerns and priorities

Discussion of 2012-2013 Budget
    Review of 2012 Budget - reality check on resources
    Preview of 2013 Budget
    SMaC List
      How does SMaC inform budget decisions?
      IT Department; Public Works; Library budget overviews
    Report of Departmental Budget exercise
    Budget timeline

Discussion of City Council Priorities Table
    Department Heads discussion of resource implications
    Poll: Council support for these as priorities for 2013?

Discussion of Biennial Budget


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 2:55 PM.

Terry Bornemann, Council President

ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Executive Assistant to the Bellingham City Council

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