Council to Host Second of Two Evening Public Hearings

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Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) and Chair of the Select Budget Committee, together with her colleagues will host the second of two  evening public hearings regarding the Mayor’s proposed budget on Tuesday evening, October 23.

Mayor Jenny Durkan transmitted her budget to Council on Monday, September 24.  The Council began the deliberative budget process last month and will continue through November. A complete calendar is available ONLINE.

At this final evening public hearing, members of the public can signal their support or opposition for specific policies and expenditures. Groups with three or more people will be limited to five minutes. Individual comments will be limited up to two minutes.  Those wishing to provide public comment must sign in outside the entry of the City Council Chambers beginning at 4:30 p.m. The hearing will continue until each person signed up to speak is afforded an opportunity to do so.

Pay parking is available in SeaPark Garage located between Cherry and James Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues. A discounted rate of $5.00 begins at 4:00 p.m.

Council Chambers is ADA accessible. An Induction Loop assistive listening system is installed. Handheld amplified receivers and headsets are also available upon request. Please check-in with the Committee Clerk upon arrival or visit in advance of the meeting.

Parents or guardians attending the Budget Public Hearing and who wish to utilize the complimentary childcare are encouraged to RSVP in advance of the hearing. Childcare will be provided by A-List Nanny Services.

WHO:  Members of the Council’s Select Budget Committee

WHAT:  Select Budget Committee Meeting – Public Hearing

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 23 (Sign-in starts at 4:30 p.m., Hearing begins at 5:30 p.m.)

WHERE: City Council Chambers — Floor 2 (Seattle City Hall)

Note: This meeting will also include a public hearing on the Seattle Aquarium expansion. For additional information, please see the agenda.

Written comments are welcome via USPS mail:  Councilmember Bagshaw, Attn: Emilia Sanchez, Deputy City Clerk, PO Box 94728, Seattle, WA 98124-4728; fax: (206) 386-9025; or via e-mail: