Vancouver seeks community input on budget

July 2, 2024

Complete exercise to rank priority areas for 2025-26 budget development 

The development of the City of Vancouver’s 2025-2026 biennial budget is underway. Starting July 2, community members are invited to share their input using our Budget Prioritization Tool, which will close on Aug. 2.

The easy drag-and-drop tool asks participants to rank the eight focus areas of the City’s Strategic Plan. The eight Focus Areas are: Transportation and Mobility, Economic Opportunity, Housing and Human Needs, Vibrant and Distinct Neighborhoods, Culture and Heritage, Safe and Prepared Community, Climate and Natural Systems, and High Performing Government.

The Budget Prioritization Tool is one of several inputs the City will use to help inform its plan to close a $43 million budget gap for the biennium.  

Learn more about the City’s budget process. City Manager Eric Holmes will present his proposed 2025-26 Biennial Budget to the City Council on Oct. 1. 

Media contacts: Laura Shepard, Communications Director, 360-624-0747,

Tim Becker, Strategic Communications Manager, 360-821-3240,