The City of Lacey’s budget is developed annually. The budget is a major planning and policy document that describes the funding sources for planned services and infrastructure improvements. The City provides a wide range of services, including police and fire protection, constructing and maintaining roads, recreation programs, maintenance of parks, health and social services, community development, and financial/administrative services.
Through thoughtful Council guidance and diligent efforts by city staff, Lacey has a balanced budget that preserves service levels during an uncertain economic period, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Compared to last year’s Total Budget, the 2021 Budget decreased by 3.2 percent, totaling $168,762,963. The total 2021 General Fund budget is $51,597,342, which is 16.8 percent lower than the 2020 amended budget.