Oversight Committee

Apply to join the Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee

The Levy Oversight Committee seeks candidates to fill one open position. View more information in our newsletter: EnglishEspañol / 中文  / Tiếng Việt

Apply by 4PM, Friday, March 1 to MoveSeattle@seattle.gov or send materials to:

Rachel McCaffrey
Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 34996
Seattle, Washington 98124-4996

Upcoming meetings

February 5 meeting cancelled and rescheduled due to weather.
Rescheduled February meeting details: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave, room 370

Levy Oversight Committee meetings will typically meet first Tuesdays of the month in 2019. All Levy Oversight Committee meetings are open to the public. We make every effort to post meeting materials in advance of committee meetings.

Meeting materials

February 20, 2019 Agenda, Presentation
November 29, 2018 Agenda, PresentationQ3 2018 Report, Workplan Report
October 4, 2018 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes
August 23, 2018 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes, 2018 Q2 Report, Oversight Committee Recommendations Letter
August 2, 2018 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes
June 21, 2018 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes
June 7, 2018 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes
May 24, 2018 Agenda, Work Plan Update - Sub-Program Data, 2018 Q1 Finance Report, Presentation, Minutes
April 24, 2018 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes, Levy Workplan Assessment Report
February 22, 2018 Agenda, Presentation, Oversight Committee Finance Summary, Minutes
January 25, 2018 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes
November 30, 2017 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes
October 26, 2017 Agenda, Budget Presentation, Minutes, Committee Budget Letter
July 27, 2017 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes
April 27, 2017 Agenda, Levy Finance Presentation, 2017 Q1 Finance Report, Minutes
March 23, 2017 Agenda, 2016 Accomplishments Handout, New Sidewalk Presentation, Rapid Ride Presentation, Vision Zero Presentation, Minutes
November 17, 2016 Agenda, Materials, Minutes
October 20, 2016 Agenda, Minutes
September 22, 2016 Agenda, Minutes
August 25, 2016 Agenda, Presentation, Neighborhood Street Fund Applications
July 28, 2016 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes
May 19, 2016 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes


The Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee will serve as a vital mechanism of accountability on how levy revenues are spent.

The Oversight Committee is an advisory body that monitors revenues, expenditures, and program and project implementation.

The Oversight Committee advises the City Council, the Mayor, and SDOT on responding to program and project cost savings or overruns.

The Oversight Committee review's SDOT's program and project priorities and financial plans, and makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding the spending of levy proceeds.

The Oversight Committee will publish annual reports to the Mayor, City Council and people of Seattle.

Committee members

The Oversight Committee consists of 16 members:

  • The Chair of the Transportation Committee
  • The City Budget Director
  • One representative each chosen by and from among the respective members of the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board, the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, the Seattle Transit Advisory Board and the Seattle Freight Advisory Board
  • Five Seattle residents appointed by the City Council
  • Five Seattle residents appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council
NameAppointing authority
Rachel Ben-Shmuel Mayor
Todd Biesold Freight Mobility Advisory Board
Lisa Bogardus Mayor
Brian Estes Council
Joseph Laubach Council
Nick Paranjpye Council
Ron Posthuma, Co-chair Mayor
Alex Rouse Transit Advisory Board
David Seater Pedestrian Advisory Board
Hester Serebrin Mayor
Betty Spieth-Croll, Co-chair Council
Patrick Taylor Bicycle Advisory Board
Vacant Mayor
Vacant Council
Councilmember Mike O'Brien
Budget Director Ben Noble

Levy Oversight Committee Responsibilities, Policies, and Procedures - Adopted April 2017