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    2014 Budget Review Wrap Up

    Thank you to everyone who shared thoughts about budget priorities this fall. At its best the City budget is a reflection of our priorities and, often, our compromises with each other as we determine how to spend a finite amount of money. Yesterday we took final votes on the City budget for 2014. When you […] [Full Post]

    Councilmember Burgess’ statement on final passage of 2014 budget

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/25/2013 Councilmember Tim Burgess Councilmember Burgess' statement on final passage of 2014 budget SEATTLE - City Councilmember Tim Burgess, chair of the Council's Budget Committee, issued the following statement tod... [Full Post]

    Councilmember Burgess’ statement on Mayor Mike McGinn’s proposed budget

    City of Seattle FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/23/2013

    Councilmember Tim Burgess

    Councilmember Burgess' statement on Mayor Mike McGinn's proposed budget

    SEATTLE - Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess, chair of the Council's Budget Committee, issued the following statement in response to Mayor McGinn's budget proposal released today:

    "Mayor McGinn has proposed some significant increases in spending but has yet to provide evidence that those increases would be an effective use of taxpayer dollars. We want to fund what works, but we need solid evidence of results. We have tough decisions to make, and the Council takes its role as stewards of the public's money very seriously.

    "The people of Seattle face serious challenges in public safety, transportation, education and affordability. The City Council will carefully review the Mayor's proposed budget and make any changes necessary to ensure these challenges are addressed."

    Budget Public Hearings

    Thursday, October 3
    5:30 p.m.
    City Council Chambers
    600 4th Avenue, 2nd floor
    Seattle  98104

    Thursday, October 24
    6 p.m.
    Location TBD

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    Seattle Department of Transportation Budget 2013-2014 Taking Care of Today’s Needs While Planning for the Future

    Recently the Seattle City Council approved the 2013-2014 City budget http://www.seattle.gov/council/budget/.  As Transportation Committee chair I focused my efforts primarily upon the 2013-2014 budget of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). The 2013-2014 SDOT budget is the first since 2007 where there are more “adds” than cuts.  While the total City budget is still being [...] [Full Post]

    2013 2014 Budgets Approved by Council

    On Monday, November 19, the City Council unanimously adopted the 2013 City of Seattle budget, and endorsed the 2014 budget (the City prepares budgets on a two-year cycle, but the legal ‘adoption’ of the budget has to be done annually, so the 2014 budget will be reviewed, amended, and finally adopted in November of 2013.) [...] [Full Post]

    Budget Values, Seattle Values

    The City Council adopted the 2013 city government budget this afternoon by a vote of 9-0. We approached this year’s budget with a strong focus on investing our limited resources wisely and efficiently to meet the immediate needs of our... [Full Post]

    Councilmember Burgess’ statement on adopted city budget

    News Release:
    City Councilmember Tim Burgess, chair of the Council's Budget Committee, issued the following statement today after the Council voted unanimously to adopt the 2013-2014 City budget... [Full Post]

    Councilmembers to revisit Communities United Rainier Beach decision

    News Releases:
    Four members of the City Council said this afternoon they would revisit their decision to defund the Communities United Rainier Beach (CURB) crime prevention program when final budget legislation comes before the Council on November 19. [Full Post]

    Today’s Budget Actions

    The Council voted today on 81 separate budget actions to compile our final, balanced budget package. Here is the press release with quotes from all nine councilmembers. The following documents contain more information about the Council’s changes: Summary of major... [Full Post]

    City Council Budget Committee refocuses 2013 budget on urgent, immediate needs

    News Releases:
    The Seattle City Council's Budget Committee today voted unanimously on a balanced 2013 budget for city operations and endorsed a spending plan for 2014. [Full Post]