Select Budget Committee

Committee Members

  • Teresa Mosqueda, Chair
  • Lisa Herbold, Vice Chair
  • M. Lorena González, Member
  • Debora Juarez, Member
  • Andrew J. Lewis, Member
  • Tammy J. Morales, Member
  • Alex Pedersen, Member
  • Kshama Sawant, Member
  • Dan Strauss, Member

Meeting Schedule

Beginning on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, the Select Budget Committee’s annual budget deliberation process will begin once Mayor Jenny Durkan’s transmits her proposed 2021 budget to the Council. Budget deliberations conclude when the Seattle City Council passes the 2021 Adopted Budget.

Public Comment

There will be opportunities for public comment in the morning session of each Select Budget Committee meeting as well as two public hearings. You can register to give comment on this page. The signup form is available two hours before each session begins.

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Fall 2020 Budget Calendar

The Select Budget Committee will convene between September and November 2020, specific dates below. Additional meeting dates may be scheduled as needed. Committee agendas can be viewed here.

Summary Calendar

Budget Timeline, Fall 2020

Detailed Calendar

Download the Fall 2020 Budget Calendar

Please note that subject matter and dates are subject to change.

DATE SUBJECT MATTER
September 29 @ 2pm Mayor delivers Proposed Budget
September 30 @ 9:30am City Budget Office & Department Presentations: 2021 Proposed Budget
Morning Session City Budget Office Overview
Afternoon Session Department of Education & Early Learning
Office of Sustainability & Environment
Office of Economic Development
October 1 @ 9:30am City Budget Office & Department Presentations: 2021 Proposed Budget
Morning Session Seattle Police Department
Afternoon Session Community Safety
Municipal Court
October 2 @ 9:30am City Budget Office & Department Presentations: 2021 Proposed Budget
Morning Session Citywide Homelessness Response
Office of Housing
Afternoon Session Department of Transportation
Department of Parks & Recreation (Parks)
October 6 @ 5:30pm Public Hearing
October 15 @ 2:00pm Committee Discussion: Budget Deliberations & Issue Identification
Afternoon Session General Fund Balancing
October 16 @ 9:30am Committee Discussion: Budget Deliberations & Issue Identification
Morning Session Office of Sustainability & Environment
Department of Neighborhoods
Libraries
Afternoon Session Miscellaneous
October 20 @ 9:30am Committee Discussion: Budget Deliberations & Issue Identification
Morning Session Parks
Seattle Department of Transportation
Afternoon Session Seattle Police Department
October 21 @ 9:30am Committee Discussion: Budget Deliberations & Issue Identification
Morning Session Community Safety
Human Services Department
Afternoon Session Homelessness
COVID Response
October 27 @ 5:30pm Public Hearing
October 28 @ 9:30am Committee Discussion: Council Budget Actions and Statements of Legislative Intent
October 28 @ 9:30am Committee Discussion: Council Budget Actions and Statements of Legislative Intent
October 28 @ 9:30am Committee Discussion: Council Budget Actions and Statements of Legislative Intent
November 10 @ 9:30am Chair Presents Balancing Package
November 18 @ 9:30am Committee Vote: Chair's Balancing Package & Amendments
November 19 @ 9:30am Committee Vote: Chair's Balancing Package & Amendments
November 23 @ 10am or after Council Briefing Budget Committee
November 23 @ 2pm Council Adoption at Full City Council

Quorum

Five Councilmembers constitute a quorum for this Select Committee.