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Pursuant to RCW 35A.34.130, the city council hereby provides for a mid-biennial review and modification of the biennial budget. No sooner than eight months after the start of the first year of the fiscal biennium, nor later than the first regularly scheduled city council meeting in November of the first year of each biennial budget, the city manager shall prepare proposed budget modifications to be effective as of January 1st of the following year. Such proposed modifications shall be sent to city councilmembers and shall be a public record and available to the public. A public hearing shall be advertised at least once and shall be held at a city council meeting no later than the second Monday in December and may be continued from time to time. At such hearing or thereafter, council may consider a proposed ordinance to carry out such modifications, which ordinance shall be subject to other provisions of Chapter 35A.34 RCW.

A complete copy of any budget modification ordinance will be transmitted to the State Auditor and to the Association of Washington Cities. (Ord. 1869 § 3, 2002).