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Finance & Culture Committee

Finance and Culture Committee

Committee Calendar


Committee regular meeting days and time:

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 2 p.m.

The Finance and Culture Committee covers the City's financial management and policies, including operating and capital budgets, levies, taxes, revenue and audits; public works projects; the City Employees' Retirement System; and culture, including arts activities, nightlife issues and public access television.

Complete Committee Description

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 Culture 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 City Auditor;
  • the City’s fleets, facilities, and other administrative functions;
  • the Customer Service Bureau; and
  • the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and other arts and cultural activities, nightlife issues, and public access television (Seattle Community Media).

Committee Members


Chair: Nick Licata

Vice-Chair: Jean Godden Member: Tim Burgess Alternate: Sally Bagshaw
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