This week in Council Chambers

All budget, all the time.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no presentations scheduled.

Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting has no agenda items other than paying the weekly bills.

There is nothing on this week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar (again, other than paying the bills).

The rest of the week is budget meetings. Last Wednesday was the deadline for Council members to submit their “Form B” budget change requests (what used to be called “Green Sheets”), and this week the Council will discuss them all. Currently there are morning and afternoon meetings blocked out Tuesday through Friday, but it’s unlikely that they will need all of them. Tuesday’s agenda has already been published, with twenty topic areas scheduled for discussion:

  • Session I – 9:30 AM
    1. Office of Arts and Culture
    2. Office for Civil Rights
    3. Law Department
    4. Office of Hearing Examiner
    5. Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs
    6. Office of Planning and Community Development
    7. Department of Neighborhoods
    8. Seattle Public Utilities
    9. Seattle City Light
  • Session II – 2 PM
    1. Office of City Auditor
    2. City Budget Office
    3. Legislative Department
    4. Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
    5. Office of Sustainability and Environment
    6. Department of Education ad Early Learning
    7. Seattle Fire Department
    8. Community Police Commission
    9. Office of Inspector General
    10. Office of Police Accountability
    11. Budget Legislation

The Council’s Budget Committee site also lists the tentative agenda for Wednesday and Thursday.


  • Session I – 9:30 AM
    1. Office of Housing
    2. Seattle Parks and Recreation
    3. Department of Finance and Administrative Services
    4. Transportation Network Companies Legislation
  • Session II – 2 PM
    1. Criminal Justice
    2. Office of Economic Development
    3. Office of Labor Standards


  • Session I – 9:30 AM
    1. Human Services Department
    2. Homelessness
  • Session II – 2 PM
    1. Seattle Department of Transportation
    2. Seattle Police Department

Expect the “Form B” proposals to be posted the evening before they are to be discussed in committee.