Select Budget Committee

On September 26, 2016, Mayor Murray delivered a proposed 2017-18 City operating budget to the City Council for its two-month deliberation and review. Councilmembers will evaluate proposed spending in City departments, hear from the public, and make amendments to fund important programs. This website is a resource which includes supporting documents and information about the budget process.

Agendas

View a List of Agendas and Meeting Details View All 2016 Budget Agendas

ThursSept 29
City Budget Office Overview of Proposed Budget & Revenue Forecast
9:30 am
Agenda Details Video
WedOct 5
Public Hearing on the Budget
5:30 pm
Agenda Video
ThursOct 6
Department Overviews
9:30 am

Canceled

FriOct 7
Department Overviews
9:30 am
Agenda Details Video
MonOct 10
Department Overviews
10:30 am or after Council Briefing + 2:30 pm after Full Council
Agenda Details Video #1 Video #2
MonOct 17
Budget Deliberations

Canceled

TuesOct 18
Budget Deliberations
9:30 am
Agenda Details Video
WedOct 19
Budget Deliberations
9:30 am
Agenda Details Video
MonOct 24
Budget Deliberations
10:30 am or after Council Briefing + 2:30 pm after Full Council
Agenda Details Video #1 Video #2
TuesOct 25
Public Hearing on the Budget
5:30 pm
Agenda Video
MonOct 31
Revenue Update - Central Staff and City Budget Office Presentation
10:30am or after Council Briefing
Agenda Details Video
WedNov 2
Committee Chair Presents Initial Balancing Packaging
9:30 am
Agenda Details Video
WedNov 9
Discussion of Proposed Changes to Committee Chair's Initial Balancing Package
9:30 am
Agenda Details
ThursNov 10
Discussion of Proposed Changes to Committee Chair's Initial Balancing Package
9:30 am
Agenda Details Video
MonNov 15
Committee Votes on Chair's Revised Balancing Package
9:30 am

Canceled

MonNov 16
Committee Votes on Chair's Revised Balancing Package
9:30 am
Agenda Details
MonNov 21
Final Committee Votes
10:30 am
Agenda Details
MonNov 21
Full Council: Vote on 2017-2018 Budget
2:00 pm

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 at patrick.wigren@seattle.gov 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.


Public Hearings on the Budget

People

Public Hearing #1

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 @ 5:30pm

Council Chambers // 600 4th Ave.

People

Public Hearing #2

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 @ 5:30pm

Council Chambers // 600 4th Ave.

People

Special Public Hearing on the Overlook Walk & East-West Connection Project

Tuesday, November 10th, 2016 @ 9:30am

Council Chambers // 600 4th Ave.

Project: Overlook Walk and East-West Connections Project

What does the project do?: This project takes advantage of an opportunity proved by the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct to improve key connections between the downtown core and the waterfront. The specific east/west streets targeted for improved connections includes: Bell Street, Union Street, Pike Street, Pine Street, Main Street, Washington Street, and Railroad Way. In addition, the creation of a new Overlook Walk will provide a pedestrian-oriented connection between the waterfront, the Aquarium, and Pike Place Market with ADA access, views, and public open spaces.

Cost: The project, if adopted as proposed, will commit $6,322,000 of City funding in 2017.

Why a public hearing?: This public hearing is required by Section 5 of Resolution 31203, adopted by the City Council in 2010. This project requires what is known as a “CLEAN Hearing” because it is a City-Private partner project and the cost of the project is more than five million dollars.

Additional Information: Clerk File No. 320012

Read the Official Public Hearing Notice

Childcare is available during public hearings.

  • Who: Childcare provided by Angel's Royal Academy
  • Where: Seattle City Hall, Floor 2, Room 237 (Councilmember Johnson’s Office) / Check-In at the Seattle City Council Reception Area
  • When: Check-in Time - 5pm through 6pm

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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 clerk@seattle.gov or 206-684-8344.