Select Budget Committee

Committee Members

  • Sally Bagshaw, Chair
  • M. Lorena González, Member
  • Bruce Harrell, Member
  • Lisa Herbold, Member
  • Rob Johnson, Member
  • Debora Juarez, Member
  • Teresa Mosqueda, Member
  • Mike O'Brien, Member
  • Kshama Sawant, Member

What You Need to Know About the Budget

Chair Bagshaw has put a visual, high-level summary of the budget process and how you can get involved. Click the images below to learn more:

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The Budget Process

The City Council conducts its official budget deliberations from late September to mid-November (see the calendar below,) but drafting the budget is a year-long process. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Erik Sund (erik.sund@seattle.gov / 206-684-8368 )

Questions about budget terminology? Take a look at the glossary.

Calendar

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Committee Meetings
Public Hearings
All
Subject Date / Time Location Agenda Video
Revenue Forecast Update April 30, 2018
@ 2:30 pm
Council Chambers Agenda Watch
Mayor Delivers Budget and CIP
(separate from the Mayor's Budget Speech at 12:30 pm)
September 24, 2018
@ 2pm
Council Chambers

Mayor's Proposed Budget

Mayor's Proposed Capital Improvemnt Program

CBO & Department Overview of 2019-2020 Proposed Budget September 26, 2018
@ 9:30 am
Council Chambers

Agenda

Presenting Departments:
  • CBO: Forecast & Overview
  • OCR (Civil Rights)
  • OIRA (Immigrant and Refugee Affairs)

Watch

September 26, 2018
@ 2 pm

Public comment at the end of the meeting
Council Chambers

Agenda

Presenting Departments:
  • SCL (City Light)
  • SPU (Public Utilities)
  • SDOT (Transportation)
Watch
September 27, 2018
@ 9:30 am
Council Chambers

Agenda

Presenting Departments:

  • OH (Housing)
  • DPR (Parks)
  • OLS (Labor Standards)
Watch
September 27, 2018
@ 2 pm

Public comment at the end of the meeting
Council Chambers

Agenda

Presenting Departments:

  • HSD (Human Services)
  • SPD (Police)

Watch

Budget Work Sessions October 3, 2018
@ 9:30 am
Council Chambers Agenda Watch
October 3, 2018
@ 2 pm

Public comment at the end of the meeting
Council Chambers Agenda Watch
Public Hearing October 4, 2018
@ 5:30 pm
Council Chambers Agenda Watch
Budget Deliberations: Issue ID October 17, 2018
@ 9:30 am
Council Chambers Canceled
Cancellation Notice
October 17, 2018
@ 2 pm
Council Chambers Canceled
Cancellation Notice
October 18, 2018
@ 9:30 am
Council Chambers Agenda

Issues Covered:

  • Construction & Inspections (SDCI)
  • Neighborhoods (DON)
October 18, 2018
@ 2 pm

Public comment at the end of the meeting
Council Chambers Agenda

Issues Covered:

  • Police (SPD)
  • Fire (SFD)

October 22, 2018
@ ~10:30 am / after Council Briefing

Public comment at the end of the meeting

Council Chambers

Agenda

Issues Covered:

  • Sweetened Beverage Tax Funds
  • Short-Term Rental Tax Funds
October 23, 2018
@ 9:30 am
Council Chambers

Issues Covered:

  • Navigation Team
  • Homelessness Services
October 23, 2018
@ 2 pm

Public comment at the end of the meeting
Council Chambers

Issues Covered:

  • Human Services (Other; HSD)
  • Employee Ombud (OEO)
Public Hearing October 23, 2018
@ 5:30 pm
Council Chambers

Agenda

Notice: Public Hearings on the Seattle Aquarium Expansion and 2019 General Revenue Sources & the Mayor's 2019 & 2020 Proposed Budgets

Budet Deliberations: Issue ID October 24, 2018
@ 9:30 am
Council Chambers

Issues Covered:

  • Parks & Recreation (DPR)
  • Transportation (SDOT)
October 24, 2018
@ 2 pm

Public comment at the end of the meeting
Council Chambers

Issues Covered:

  • Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Other Issues
Revenue Update: CS / CBO Presenation after Council Briefing October 29, 2018
@ ~10:30 am

Public comment at the end of the meeting
Council Chambers
Green Sheet Proposals: Discussion October 30, 2018
@ 9:30 am
Council Chambers
October 30, 2018
@ 2 pm

Public comment at the end of the meeting
Council Chambers
October 31, 2018
@ 9:30 am
Council Chambers
October 31, 2018
@ 2 pm

Public comment at the end of the meeting
Council Chambers
November 1, 2018
@ 9:30 am
Council Chambers
November 1, 2018
@ 2 pm

Public comment at the end of the meeting
Council Chambers
November 2, 2018
@ 9:30 am
Council Chambers
November 2, 2018
@ 2 pm

Public comment at the end of the meeting
Council Chambers
Committee Chair Presents Balancing Package November 7, 2018
@ 9:30 am

Public comment at the end of the meeting
Council Chambers
Committee Votes on Balancing Package November 13, 2018
@ ~2:30 pm or after Full Council

Public comment at the beginning of the meeting
Council Chambers
November 14, 2018
@ 9:30 am
Council Chambers
November 14, 2018
@ 2 pm

Public comment at the beginning of the meeting
Council Chambers
Budget Committee after Council Briefing November 19, 2018
@ ~10:30 am

Public comment at the beginning of the meeting
Council Chambers
Full Council Adoption November 19, 2018
@ 2 pm

Public comment at the beginning of the meeting
Council Chambers

Please note that the agendas are officially posted here.

View the 2018 Budget Review Calendar

Resources

Search

  • Search the archive of budget documents from 2009 - present.
  • Search videos of past Budget meetings.

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.

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.

estions 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.

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.