Oversight Committee

Upcoming meeting

Tuesday, February 4, 5:30-7:30 PM
Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave, room 370

The Levy Oversight Committee will typically meet first Tuesdays of the month in 2020. 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

December 3, 2019 Agenda
November 12, 2019 Agenda, Presentation, 2019 Q3 Levy Report, Briefing paper: Project delivery challenges, signal pole timelines
October 1, 2019 Agenda, Presentation, Oversight Committee response to 2020 Budget
August 6, 2019 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes2019 Q2 Levy Report, Briefing paper: Funding reallocations, Briefing paper: Accessible Mt Baker
June 4, 2019 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes, Briefing Paper: 39th Ave E/E Pine St pedestrian bridge (Levy program #14)
May 7, 2019 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes2019 Q1 Levy Report, Oversight Committee response to 2019 BMP Implementation Plan
April 2, 2019 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes2018 Annual Levy Report
March 5, 2019 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes2019 Planned Accomplishments, Oversight Committee 2018 Letter
February 20, 2019 Agenda, Presentation, MinutesHandout
November 29, 2018 Agenda, Presentation, MinutesQ3 2018 Levy Report, Workplan Report
October 4, 2018 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes
August 23, 2018 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes, 2018 Q2 Levy 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 AgendaPresentationMinutesWork Plan Update - Sub-Program Data, 2018 Q1 Finance Report
April 24, 2018 Agenda, Presentation, Minutes, Levy Workplan Assessment Report
February 22, 2018 Agenda, PresentationMinutesOversight Committee Finance Summary 
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 PresentationMinutes2017 Q1 Finance Report
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
Vicky Clarke Council
Samuel Ferrara Mayor
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
Councilmember Mike O'Brien
Budget Director Ben Noble

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