This morning the Council held a brief discussion, led by the Office of Intergovernmental Relations, on what the Trump administration’s “skinny budget” proposal means for Seattle.
This afternoon the Council approved an ordinance lifting restrictions on money budgeted for rolling out body-worn cameras to all Seattle Police Department officers.
After many years of discussion and debate, this morning a Council committee started the next step to broad deployment of body-worn cameras on Seattle’s police officers.
Friday afternoon, Mayor Ed Murray made a surprise announcement that he is re-allocating the funds set aside for the re-launch of the city’s bike share system toward a series of bicycle and pedestrian improvements. And so ends the saga of bike share in Seattle.
Yesterday’s final approval of the city budget tops the news.
This morning the City Council put the final touches on the city’s 2017-2018 biennial budget, and this afternoon it voted the budget, and all its accompanying legislative acts, into law.
The outcome of yesterday’s Council budget meeting tops the news this morning.
Budget chair Tim Burgess’s plan for this year was to use two rounds of discussion to build most of the 2017-2018 budget by consensus, leaving today’s meeting to hash out whatever controversies remain. That is exactly how it played out, and even today’s meeting had few major conflicts.
Today is the pivotal point in the City Council’s budget deliberations, the first time the Council members vote on actual changes to the Mayor’s proposed budget. Here’s a quick guide to what will happen today.