Budget Public Hearing Tuesday October 7 @ Garfield Community Center

proposed budgetThe first City Council’s first public hearing for the Mayor’s proposed 2015-6 budget will be Tuesday, October 7 at 5:30 p.m. Signup begins at 4:30 p.m. The official notice is below. The Council’s second public hearing will be on October 23.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Garfield Community Center

2323 East Cherry Street

The Seattle City Council Budget Committee will conduct two public hearings at the Garfield Community Center on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 to solicit public comment on: (1) the City’s 2015 General Revenue Sources, including a possible property tax levy increase, and (2) Mayor Ed Murray’s Proposed 2015-2016 Budget.  

  •  The first hearing will begin at 5:30 PM and will cover the City’s 2015 General Revenue Sources, including a possible property tax levy increase.
  • The second hearing will commence immediately after the first hearing (which could begin as early as 5:35 PM).  Public comments will be received on the Mayor’s Proposed 2015-2016 Budget. The second hearing will continue until all in-person comments have been received.

In the interest of time, members of groups with similar interests are encouraged to combine their presentations. Group presentations will be limited to five (5) minutes. Individual comments will be limited to two (2) minutes or less.

Those wishing to provide public comment must sign-up on sheets provided outside the entry of the Commons Area beginning at 4:30 PM, but no later than 5:00 PM. The Budget Committee hearing will be cablecast live on Seattle Channel 21 and webcast live at http://www.seattle.gov/council/councillive.htm.

Information Available

The Mayor’s 2015-2016 Proposed Budget and accompanying 2015-2020 Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) will be available online at http://www.seattle.gov/financedepartment. A paper copy of the Proposed Budget and CIP are available at the Central Library. To purchase a printed copy of the Proposed Budget or CIP, please contact Zebra Printing at (206) 223-1955.

For questions regarding the Proposed Budget, contact Andrew Dziedzic of the City Budget Office  at (206) 684-8687. For questions about the Mayor’s proposed General Revenue Sources, contact George Emerson at (206) 733-9110. For questions related to the Council’s review of the Proposed Budget, CIP, and General Revenue Sources, contact Kirstan Arestad, the Council’s Central Staff Director at (206)-615-0054 or email Kirstan.Arestad@seattle.gov; or Newell Aldrich in Chair Licata’s office at (206) 386-9011 or e-mail Newell.Aldrich@seattle.gov.

Written Comments

Written comments on the Mayor’s Proposed 2015-2016 Budget are welcome up to the date the Council adopts the final budget (on or before November  24, 2014) via: USPS mail to Councilmember Nick Licata, Attn: Emilia Sanchez, Deputy City Clerk, PO Box 94728, Seattle, WA 98124-4728; or fax to (206) 386-9025;or e-mail to Council@Seattle.Gov.

All comments received are considered public records.

Parking

Parking is extremely limited at the community center. Street parking is available nearby. Attendees are encouraged to use public transit. Plan your trip at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/.

Request for Accommodations

This location is ADA accessible. Any individual wishing to request FM assistive listening devices, printed materials, American Sign Language and translation services, or other reasonable accommodations should do so as soon as possible to  customer support at (206) 684-8888; or TTY Relay 7-1-1. Every effort will be made to accommodate each request.

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