Tomorrow the Council wraps up its first round of deliberations on Council members’ proposals for changes to the 2020 budget. It’s a long agenda, with 77 items touching human services, homelessness, transportation and the police, so expect some tough discussions. Here are some topics to look out for.
The Council will be discussing another 60 proposals for modifying the Mayor’s proposed budget tomorrow. Here’s what’s up for consideration that may generate some discussion.
This afternoon the state Court of Appeals wrapped up its chapter of the legal challenge to Seattle’s income tax, rejecting a request to reconsider its July ruling. That clears the way for the case to move on to the state Supreme Court.
Election news still dominates the headlines this morning.
Tomorrow the Council’s budget deliberations get real. They are done talking about issues in the abstract, and from now until the budget is approved they will instead be discussing concrete proposals to change the Mayor’s proposed budget.
The first 60 or so proposals (officially “Form B’s,” formerly known as “green sheets”) are on the agenda for tomorrow, with more to follow on Thursday and Friday.
Given the lack of funds to pay for additional spending, the vast majority of items will get a quick pitch from their sponsor and the Council will move on. However, here are some items on the agenda that may get more substantial discussion.
More election news today. Remember to vote!
Late this afternoon, CASE, the PAC of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, sent out to reporters an excerpt from a recent telephone poll they commissioned.
Today’s full City Council meeting was brief and perfunctory, but three things happened at this morning’s Council Briefing that are worthy of note.
All budget, all the time.