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Council News Release

9/24/2009  10:50:00 AM
Tom Van Bronkhorst, Godden Office, (206)684-8807 Dana Robinson Slote, (206) 615-0061

Councilmember Jean Godden

Council announces schedule for public hearings on city budget
Seattleites encouraged to share opinions and input during Councils 2010 budget process

Jean Godden, Chair of the Finance and Budget Committee for the Seattle City Council has announced a public hearings schedule in which the community is invited to attend and provide input relating to the 2010 city budget.

The public is encouraged to let their voices be heard, particularly during a time when the city is facing a $72 million budget shortfall. Public Hearings are scheduled for:

    Wednesday, Oct. 7 - Whitman Middle School, 9201 15th Ave. NW 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, Oct 14 - Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St. 5:30 p.m.
    Monday, Oct. 26 - Seattle City Hall Council Chambers, 600 Fourth Avenue, Floor 2 5:30 p.m.

Sign-up to speak starting at 5 p.m. The public hearings will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. Dont miss an opportunity to participate. More information on the budget can be found at and on Facebook at Seattle City Council.

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