Council Adopts City Budget

On November 23, 2015, the City Council finished its two-month deliberation and review of the 2016 operating budget and adopted the final budget for 2016. Councilmembers evaluated proposed spending in City departments, heard from the public, and made amendments to fund important programs. This website is a resource which includes past meeting dates, supporting documents, and information about the budget process.


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.

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.