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Foreign Consulate Offices in Seattle

Australia (206) 575-7446
Austria (360) 466-0252
Belgium (206) 728-5145
Brazil (253) 218-9542
Cambodia (206) 217-0830
Canada (206) 443-1777
Chile (360) 754-8747
Croatia (206) 772-2968
Cyprus (425) 827-1700
Estonia (206) 310-2153
Ethiopia (206) 364-6401
Finland (425) 885-7320
France (206) 256-6184
Germany (206) 230-5138
Hungary (206) 432-9767
Iceland (206) 783-4100
Ireland (425) 290-7839
Italy (206) 851-8023
Jamaica (253) 872-8950
Japan (206) 682-9107
Kirgizstan (206) 941-7934
Korea (206) 441-1014
Latvia (425) 773-0103
Lithuania (206) 725-4576
Malta (425) 788-3120
Mexico (206) 448-3526
Netherlands (425) 637-3050
New Zealand (206) 527-1896
Norway (206) 284 2323
Russian Federation (206) 728-1910
Seychelles (253) 874-4579
Spain (425) 237-9373
Sweden (425) 952-6299
Switzerland (206) 228-8110
Taipei Economic & Cultural Office (206) 441-4586
Turkey (425) 739-6722
Uganda (206) 571-9798
United Kingdom (425) 453-9400
Uzbekistan (206) 331-1189

Consular Association of Washington: (206) 432-9767 (Consul of Hungary)

U.S. Federal Government Offices in Seattle

Departments

Agriculture (Marketing & RegulatoryServices)
Commerce (Census Bureau, Economic Development Administration, International Trade Administration Export Assistance Center, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
Defense (Army Corps of Engineers)
Health and Human Services (Region 10 Office)
Homeland Security (Citizenship & Immigration Services, Coast Guard, Customs & Border Protection, Secret Service, Transportation Security Admin.)
Housing and Urban Development (Region 10 Office)
Interior (WA Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research)
Justice (Region 10 Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Marshals Services)
Labor (Region 10 Office, Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
State (Seattle Passport Agency)
Transportation (Aviation, Railroad, Transit, Maritime, & National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations)
Treasury (Internal Revenue Service)
Veteran’s Affairs (Region 2 Office)

Seattle Independent Agencies

Environmental Protection Agency (Region 10 Office)
Federal Communications Commission (Seattle Office)
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Seattle Branch)
Federal Trade Commission (Northwest Regional Office)
Peace Corps (Seattle Regional Office)
Small Business Admin. (Region 10 Office, Seattle U.S. Export Assistance Center)
Social Security Admin. (Region 10 Office)

King County

King County government provides criminal justice services, Metro transit bus services, wastewater and solid waste management, public health/human services and election management. The County Executive (elected at-large) and the County Council’s 9 members (elected by district) serve 4 year terms.

Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)

The PSRC is comprised of cities and towns, counties (King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap), ports, tribes and transit agencies working together to develop policies and make decisions about growth management, transportation and economic development. The goal is to build a common vision for the region’s future, expressed through VISION 2040 (growth strategy); Transportation 2040 (long-range transportation plan); and Prosperity Partnership (regional economic strategy). The PSRC serves as a data resource and distributes about $160 million in federal transportation funds each year. The Council receives 75 percent of its revenue from federal grants, 6 percent from state grants, and 19 percent from member dues and other local sources.

Port of Seattle

The Port has five commissioners elected at large in King County for four-year overlapping terms. The Port manages the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle marine facilities and Fishermen’s Terminal (see Transportation section, above).

City of Seattle

The Mayor and a nine-member City Council are elected at large for four-year terms. Offices are non-partisan. City Council terms are overlapping with elections held every odd-numbered year.

Positions, Officials, Next Election Year

Mayor:

Ed Murray

City Council:

Council President Tim Burgess 2015
Sally Bagshaw 2015
Sally Clark 2015
Jean Godden 2015
Bruce Harrell 2015

 

Nick Licata 2015
Mike O’Brien 2015
Tom Rasmussen 2015
Kshama Sawant 2015



City Bond Rating

Standard & Poor’s rates the City’s unlimited and limited tax general obligation bonds AAA. Moody’s rates the City’s unlimited and limited tax general obligation bonds AAA and AA1 respectively. Fitch Ratings rates the City’s unlimited and limited tax general obligation bonds AAA and AA+ respectively.

Proposed 2011 General Fund Budget
Summary (in millions, USD)

Revenue Forecast*
Property Taxes $254.50 28%
Utility Taxes $174.50 20%
B & O Taxes $166.60 19%
Sales Taxes $151.10 17%
Fees and Charges $85.10 9%
Traffic Fines $32.20 4%
Misc. $15.50 2%
Gov’t & Private Grants $11.20 1%
Total $890.70 100%

Expenditures
Public Safety $515.60 58%
Arts, Culture & Recreation $141.60 16%
Administration $100.90 11%
Health & Human Services $51.40 6%
Utilities & Transportation $37.50 4%
Neighborhoods & Development $28.40 3%
Funds, Sub-funds & Other $13.10 2%
Total $888.50 100%
Source: City Department of Finance
* Includes pass-through revenues
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