Legislative Process Guide
Be Informed. Be Involved.
City Council Agendas
View upcoming City Council meetings using the City Council Calendar.
Sign up to receive agenda notifications via email.
Search Council Meeting Agendas on the City Clerk's Online Information Resources site.
Watch and Attend Meetings
Attend City Council meetings. Most take place in the Council Chamber in City Hall. For directions, see Visit Seattle City Hall.
Watch live Council Meetings online. Click the video to view Seattle Channel's live programming, which includes City Council Meetings.
Council Meeting Listen Line: 206-684-8566
Communicate with Council
Share your thoughts with and ask questions of the City Council. See Contact the Council to find Council phone numbers, email addresses, and social media sites.
Public Comment at Council meetings is governed by the Council Rules and Procedures. Learn more in the City Clerk's Public Comment Guide.
Other Ways to Participate in City Government
The City provides many ways for the public to engage in early development of policy and planning, before ideas are presented to Council. For example, members of the public may apply to serve on Boards and Commissions that provide input on City policy.
Individual Departments also provide opportunities to engage in City planning, along with other activities and projects. See, for example, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections, and Seattle Police Department, to name only a few.
Research Council Action and Legislative History
Minutes of Full Council Meetings are posted on the City Clerk's Council Minutes search page. Minutes tell you what action Council took on each item at a Full Council meeting, including the vote tally and whether or not an item was passed into Law.
If you wish to learn about the history of a piece of legislation or City policy, the Office of the City Clerk has created research guides and tools, which may prove helpful as a starting point. For assistance with research, feel free to contact the Office of the City Clerk.