City Hosting Neighborhood Workshops for Budget Review & Priorities; Councilmembers Want Your Area’s Input

DistrictsMapNick Licata, the City Council Chair of the Budget Committee has set up a series of Community Budget Workshops to help the City Council develop priorities for the 2015 – 2016 budget. The Council will hold four public meetings in different communities throughout Seattle from May 6 to May 14. All meetings are from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Holding the meetings during the Spring allows the Councilmembers to take the information and encourage the Mayor to include it in the budget he proposes back to the City Council in September.

Each meeting will have a dual focus. First, there will be a focus on the budgets of specific departments (see below).  In addition, Councilmembers are inviting comments on whether your neighborhood has specific needs and priorities. City government will transition to having seven district Councilmembers in 2016, see recently completed official districts map.

After brief presentations of each department’s budget, constituents will have the opportunity to participate in small group discussions with Councilmembers, and to list their priorities for the featured departments. The summaries of those priorities will be reported to those attending the Community Budget Workshops. Each meeting will have three Councilmembers in attendance.

If you have any questions, please contact Nick Licata staffer Newell Aldrich at

  • May 6, Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Departments include Human Services/Housing/Economic Development
  • Location is the Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S, Multipurpose Room (Columbia City)


  • May 7, Wednesday,  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Departments include Transportation/Land Use
  • Location is the Garfield Community Center, 23rd and Cherry, Multipurpose Room (Central
  • District)


  • May 8, Thursday,  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Departments include Parks/Neighborhoods/Libraries/Arts
  • Location is the University Heights Community Center, 5031 University Way NE, Room 209 (University District)


  • May 14, Wednesday,  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Departments include Public Safety/Civil Rights
  • Location is the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, Room 111 (Delridge)