Seattle City Council holds public budget meeting

The Seattle City Council will hold two public hearings on Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Garfield High School Commons, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle.

The first hearing, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. will be for comments on the City’s general revenue sources for the 2014 budget, including a possible property tax levy increase.

The second hearing, scheduled to begin at 6:05 p.m. (or at the conclusion of the first hearing), will be for comments on the mayor’s 2014 Proposed Budget and will continue until all in-person comments are received.

For those wishing to provide public comment at the hearings, sign-up sheets will be available outside the entry of the Commons at 5 p.m. Written and e-mailed comments on the Mayor’s 2014 Proposed Budget are welcome throughout budget deliberations and up to the date that the Council adopts the final budget. Mail written comments to Councilmember Tim Burgess, Attn: Emilia Sanchez, Council Clerk, P.O. Box 94728, Seattle, WA 98124-4728. Fax comments to (206) 386-9025. Comments may be sent by email to council@seattle.gov. Written, faxed, and e-mailed comments will be included in the public record. (end)

The Budget Committee hearing will be cablecast live on Seattle Channel 21 and webcast live at www.seattle.gov/council.

The Mayor’s 2014 Proposed Budget and accompanying 2014-2019 Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is available online at http://www.seattle.gov/financedepartment. A paper copy of the Proposed Budget is available at the Central Library.

For more information, see www. seattle.gov/council/budget or call 206.684.8806.

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