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
City Council Chambers
600 4th Avenue, 2nd floor
Thursday, October 24