Finance & Housing

Committee regular meeting days and time:

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.

Committee Members:

Committee Scope:

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to:

  • the financial management and policies of the City and its agents, including the operating and capital budgets, levies, taxes, revenue, audits, and judgments and claims against the City (the Finance and Housing Committee is the Finance Committee required by the Seattle City Charter);
  • oversight of the City’s public works construction projects except as otherwise specified;
  • the City Employees’ Retirement System;
  • the Department of Finance and Administrative Services, including the Seattle Animal Shelter, the City’s fleets and facilities, the Customer Service Bureau, and other administrative functions;
  • housing policies and programs, including the Office of Housing, investing and promoting the development and preservation of affordable housing for workers, families, and retirees;
  • the Office of Labor Standards; and
  • monitoring implementation of the priority hire program and promoting worker protections.

Meetings on Funds from the American Rescue Plan

Beginning in April, the Finance and Housing Committee will meet to discuss how to allocate federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan. All Councilmembers will be invited but are not required to attend these meetings. The federal funding related items will be heard in the first part of each committee meeting which may have other committee agenda items that follow.

Below is a full schedule for discussion, include an evening public hearing.

Tues, April 6, 2021 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM Presentation from other cities on their plans for use of the ARP direct Aid
Tues, April 20, 2021 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM Community Panel 2021 ORD #1: Briefing
Tue, May 4, 2021 5:30 PM Public Hearing
Wed, May 5, 2021 2:00 PM - special committee mtg if needed 2021 ORD #1 amendments and possible vote
Tues, May 18, 2021 9:30 AM 2021 ORD #1: Amendments and vote (unless voted out on 5/5)   2021 ORD #2: first discussion
Wed, June 2, 2021 2:00 PM - special committee mtg if needed 2021 ORD #2 discussion, amendments and possible vote on amendments
Tues, June 15, 2021 9:30 AM -1:00 PM 2021 ORD #2: Amendments + vote (unless voted out 5/2)
Wed, June 16, 2021 2:00 PM - special committee mtg if needed Schedule and hold for potential Finance and Housing items