Seattle City Budget

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What Everyone Took Away from Seattle’s 2022 Budget

The Seattle City Council approved the City's 2022 budget on Monday after a few dramatic last-minute amendment showdowns. Advocacy groups quickly set to work...
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Streetcar and 101 ‘Ghost’ Positions at SPD Survive Budget Deliberations

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) has a special privilege granted to no other department in the City. The City allocates funding to SPD for...

City Council Setting the Stage for Another Streetcar Showdown

Councilmember Herbold has proposed shelving the Center City Connector streetcar project once again and diverting $2.4 million in funding to Citywide hiring incentives. The Seattle...
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Mosqueda’s Budget Balancing Package Advances Progressive Priorities and Bridge Maintenance Bonds

Budget Chair Teresa Mosqueda's balancing package, released yesterday, would amend Mayor Jenny Durkan's 2022 budget proposal to invest more in street safety, homelessness services,...
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Issuing Bonds For Bridges is Back On the Table as Council Discusses SDOT Budget...

A proposal for the City of Seattle to issue bonds to pay for maintenance on several key bridges has been put back on the...

Morales Proposes Adding $70 Million to 2022 Housing Budget

Seattle Councilmember Tammy Morales is seeking to add $70 million in social housing funding to Mayor Jenny Durkan's budget via two budget amendments. Meanwhile,...

Seattle Budget Amendments Advance Design Review Reform and Comp Plan Outreach

The Seattle City Council has prepared more than 200 amendments to Mayor Jenny Durkan's 2022 budget proposal. Among them are amendments that would initiate...
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Center City Streetcar Dominates at Initial Transportation Budget Discussion

A discussion on possible changes to Mayor Durkan's proposed budget for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) was dominated Friday by further relitigating of...