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2015/2016 Seattle City Budget

Budget Information


Do you have questions about the budget agendas or can't find something? Search our City Council Budget Documents database or contact the Office of the City Clerk.

Council Budget Chair Nick Licata


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 the office of Nick Licata, Budget Committee Chair.

Community Budget Workshops

Join Councilmembers and help develop priorities for the 2015-2016 City budget! These four Spring Community Budget Workshops will allow you to engage with your City Councilmembers and provide your perspective and ideas about the city budget.  Councilmembers can then encourage the Mayor to include recommendations in the budget he proposes to the City Council in September.

Each meeting will have a dual focus. First, we’ll focus on the budgets of specific departments as listed below. In addition, you’ll also be able to tell Councilmembers whether your neighborhood has specific needs and priorities. City government will transition to having seven district Councilmembers in 2016, as seen in the district map released last week.

After brief summaries of each department’s budget, you can highlight your priorities for city departments and your neighborhoods with Councilmembers in small group discussions. Each meeting will have three Councilmembers in attendance.  The meetings are free and open to the public.

Meeting schedule:

DATE/TIME: Tues., May 6, 6p – 8p
DEPARTMENTS: Human Services/Housing/Economic Development
LOCATION: Rainier Community Center, Multipurpose Room (Columbia City)

DATE/TIME: Wed., May 7, 6p – 8p
DEPARTMENTS: Transportation/Land Use
LOCATION: Garfield Community Center, Multipurpose Room (Central Area)

DATE/TIME: Thurs., May 8, 6p – 8p
DEPARTMENTS: Parks/Neighborhoods/Libraries/Arts
LOCATION: University Heights Community Center, Room 209 (University District)

DATE/TIME: Wed., May 14, 6p – 8p
DEPARTMENTS: Public Safety/Civil Rights
LOCATION: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Room 111 (Delridge)

More information about the City Council’s 2015-16 Budget Process coming soon!

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