The City of Seattle and its more than 11,000 employees build and maintain infrastructure, provide utility service, support the needs of the city's residents, and create recreational, cultural, and other enriching opportunities. In providing excellent service, these employees use and maintain dozens of City-owned properties, a fleet of vehicles ranging from fire trucks to golf carts, and equipment and facilities necessary to complete the City's mission.


The City of Seattle's 2020 Proposed Budget represents the second year of the City's 2019-2020 biennial budget process. The biennial budget process requires that the City develop a two-year budget plan every other year. As part of last year's budget actions, the Mayor and the City Council formally adopted the 2019 Budget and endorsed a budget for 2020. The 2020 Endorsed Budget did not legally appropriate spending for 2020 but did provide a firm baseline from which the 2020 Proposed Budget has been developed. 

Mayor Durkan's 2020 Proposed Budget is a balanced, approximately $6 billion budget that responsible investments in five key priorities: Youth opportunity; public safety; homelessness; housing; and transit and transportation.

The 2020 Proposed Budget presentation is now available. The budget presentation on this website aims to be an interactive way to click into data and information you're interested in. The traditional budget book is located on the City Budget Office website.