Select Budget Committee

Committee Members

  • Teresa Mosqueda, Chair
  • Lisa Herbold, Vice Chair
  • M. Lorena González, Member
  • Debora Juarez, Member
  • Andrew J. Lewis, Member
  • Tammy J. Morales, Member
  • Alex Pedersen, Member
  • Kshama Sawant, Member
  • Dan Strauss, Member

Meeting Schedule

On Monday, June 8, 2020 Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), and Chair of the Council’s Select Budget Committee, announced the Council’s Summer 2020 Balancing Budget Committee schedule, a commitment to defund the police and an inquest into the Seattle Police Department’s annual budget. The Budget Committee will review the Mayor’s proposed 2020 rebalancing budget and any Council-initiated revenue/COVID-19 response ordinances.

Mayor Jenny Durkan transmitted her 2020 rebalancing budget on June 23. The Select Budget Committee will meet weekly on Wednesdays between June 10 and July 29, and have two sessions each Wednesday. The morning sessions will be committed to considering Council-proposed revenue legislation, while the afternoon sessions will focus on rebalancing the City’s 2020 budget. A full calendar, along with a graphical respresentation, are below:

Public Comment

There will be opportunities for public comment at both the morning and afternoon sessions of each meeting of the Select Budget Committee. You can register to give comment on this page. The signup form is available two hours before each session begins.

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DATE SESSION 1 -  10 AM SESSION 2 - 2 PM
June 10 (No morning session) Progressive Revenue Discussion SPD Budget Overview
June 17 Progressive Revenue Discussion Police Budget Reform Presentation
June 24 Revenue Discussion – Policy/Issue ID SPD Budget Presentation CBO 2020 Budget Rebalancing Package Overview (part 1)
July 1

Revenue Amendments for Vote

Possible Vote on Amended Legislation and substitute Spend Plan

SPD Budget Community Discussion

CBO 2020 Budget Rebalancing Package Overview (part 2)

July 6 Possible Full City Council Vote on amended Revenue Legislation and substitute Spend Plan
July 8 SPD Budget Discussion

Budget Rebalancing Package Discussion

4 PM - Public Hearing on the 2020 Rebalancing Package

July 15

Spend Plan Amendments for Vote

Possible Vote on Amended Resolution

2020 Rebalance - Issue ID
July 22 (No morning session) Present and potential vote on 2020 Rebalance Amendments
July 23

Present and potential vote on 2020

Rebalance Amendments

Continue discussion of non-SPD amendments
July 29 Extended Public Comment Present New Non-SPD Amendments Rebalance Legislation Vote (if needed)
July 31

Public Comment 

Vote on non-SPD Amendments

Discuss SPD-related amendments
August 3

10am or after Council Briefing:

Public Comment

Discuss SPD-related amendments

August 5

Public Comment 


Vote on SPD Amendments

Vote on SPD Amendments
August 10 10am or after Council Briefing:

Public Comment

Vote on rebalancing legislation as amended
Full City Council Vote on Rebalancing Legislation

Quorum

Five Councilmembers constitute a quorum for this Select Committee.