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Seattle City Budget

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Nelson, Pedersen, and Sawant Dissent Ahead of Final Vote on Seattle Budget

The Seattle City Council has no room to spare as it approved the Seattle budget today in a 6-3 budget committee vote today. Councilmembers...

Harrell’s Anti-Graffiti Plan Sees $1.2 Million Cut But Council Leaves It Mostly Intact

Last month, Mayor Harrell unveiled his definitive anti-graffiti plan, with a focus on both graffiti removal and allowing artists to create legally. The mayor's...

Council Returns Parking Enforcement to SPD, Abrogates 80 Vacant Cop Positions

Facing pressure from the Harrell administration, the Seattle City Council voted to move parking enforcement back to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) after a...

Chair Mosqueda Announces ‘Delicately’ Balanced City Budget Package

Council actions rearrange Mayor’s budget proposal based on short term coverage from JumpStart tax. Seattle’s budget season is moving into its final stages as Budget...

The Urbanist Podcast: Seattle City Budget Season 2022

In this week's episode, reporter Ray Dubicki is joined by The Urbanist's executive director Doug Trumm to discuss allocations and adjustments as Seattle's budget...

Largely Status Quo Harrell Budget Proposal Puts Police First

Mayor Bruce Harrell largely presented a status quo biennium budget on Tuesday, but he is seeking to undo a few recent progressive policy wins,...
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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...