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2016 Seattle City Budget

The Council's Budget Process

The City Council is the midst of a two-month review of Mayor Murray’s proposed 2016 operating budget. Between September 28 and November 23, Councilmembers will evaluate proposed spending in City departments, hear from the public, make amendments, and adopt the final budget for 2016. This website is a resource which includes meeting dates, supporting documents, and information about the budget process.

Read the 2016 Proposed Budget
Read the 2016-2021 Proposed Capital Improvement Program


Budget Committee & Voting - Nov. 23

View All Past 2015 Budget Agendas

The Budget Process

The City Council conducts its official budget deliberations from late September to mid-November, but drafting the budget is a year-long process. If you have any questions about the process, please contact central staff Executive Assistant Patrick Wigren or 206-386-1381.

Questions about budget terminology? Take a look at the glossary.

Learn More about the Budget Process

Share Your Ideas

There are several ways for you to share your budget priorities. Help us create Seattle's future by email or over the phone.

Send Us Budget Feedback

Review Public Hearings on the Budget


Public Hearing #1

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 @ 5:30pm

Council Chambers // 600 4th Ave.

Review Agenda / Watch Video


Public Hearing #2

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 @ 5:30pm

Council Chambers // 600 4th Ave.

Review Agenda / Watch Video


Budget Documents, Agendas and Information

Do you have questions about the budget agendas or can't find something? Search our City Council Budget Documents database or contact us at or 206-684-8344.

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