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Council News Release

4/10/2008  2:52:00 PM
Tom Van Bronkhorst, Councilmember Goddens office at 684-8807

Councilmember Jean Godden


SeattleThe Seattle City Council will be holding four community budget meetings throughout Seattle during the month of May. These meetings will provide residents the opportunity to hear about current budget challenges and discuss their budget priorities directly with Councilmembers and staff.

As the economic outlook for the City budget becomes increasingly uncertain over the next budget cycle, citizens can discuss how they want to see their city tax dollars spent balancing the Citys need for public safety, parks and human services among other programs provided by taxpayer dollars through the Citys general fund.

Designing a city budget is a mighty undertaking, one that requires a great deal of effort, careful ordering of priorities and considerable input from citizens, said Councilmember and Budget Chair Jean Godden. Passage of a balanced budget is one of the most important things your City Council does each year.

Community Budget Meetings:

Thursday, May 8, 2008
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Miller Park Community Center
330 19th Ave. E

Tuesday, May 20, 2008
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Ballard Northwest Senior Activity Center
5429 - 32nd Ave NW

Thursday, May 22, 2008
5:30 - 7:30 PM
High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave. SW
(Spanish and Vietnamese translation provided)

Thursday, May 29, 2008
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Rainier Valley Cultural Center
3515 S Alaska St
(Chinese and Tagalog translation provided)

Visit the Seattle City Councils budget committee web page for more information and a complete schedule of the councils budget process.


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