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Councilmembers to revisit Communities United Rainier Beach decision

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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.

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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…

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

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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.

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Seattle City Council to make final decisions on budget package

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The Seattle City Council’s Budget Committee will take final votes on the 2013-2014 biennial budget package at tomorrow’s 9:30 a.m. committee meeting.

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A City Budget Re-Focused on Today’s Needs

The following text was sent out this afternoon in my e-newsletter. You can sign up to receive my e-newsletter here. Tomorrow morning my colleagues and I will take dozens of votes to modify next year’s city budget. It will be…

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Arts Capital Projects

I believe the City of Seattle must do more to support arts capital projects. We provide a fraction of what the County and State provide. In 2011, the county funded over $900K in arts-related capital projects and the state over $2M. Seattle generates the bulk of such funding requests throughout our region. The $150K the […]

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Survey Says . . . Public Safety, Education, Transportation

Correction: the survey summary as originally posted contained an error in calculations on the chart and graph of per capita respondents by zip code on pages 14 and 15. The information has now been corrected. Last Wednesday we closed our…

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Budget discussions about the Department of Neighborhoods

At this morning’s Budget Committee, we discussed some items relating to our very important Department of Neighborhoods (DON). Today, we addressed four items: historic preservation staffing, administrative staff, Neighborhood Matching Fund, and the People’s Academy of Community Engagement (PACE). Three of these items were relatively minor, though obviously important in their own right. A Green Sheet – […]

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Budget Crunch Time

The City Council is entering crunch time in our 2013-2014 budget deliberations. Beginning this morning through Friday, we will review Council proposals for specific additions and cuts to the Mayor’s original budget proposal. Late next week, likely either Thursday or…

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Parks issues now under discussion during City Council budget review

As you may know, with the changing of the leaves comes the City Council review of the Mayor’s proposed budget, and we are well into it now.  We have heard the Department Presentations, and we are currently in the stage of “Issue Identification.” (Download a PDF of the budget review schedule.) In Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), at […]

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