City budget hearings announced, including one in West Seattle

City leaders have given indications at every turn that more painful budget cuts are unavoidable next year – so this fall’s public hearings may be the most important ones ever. The schedule just arrived via e-mail, and one is in West Seattle – here’s the full list:

Balancing our city’s budget in tough times requires a great deal of direction, constructive input from citizens, and the careful ordering of priorities. Don’t miss this opportunity to make your voice heard. Please join us on:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.
start at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Northgate Community Center Gym, 10510 5th Ave NE

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 5:30 p.m
start at 5:00 p.m.
South Seattle Community College, The Brockey Center, 6000 16th Ave SW

Tuesday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m.
start at 5:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave

Mayor McGinn is scheduled to present his budget proposal two days before the hearings begin – 2 pm September 27th. For the rest of the budget timeline, including other reviews, presentations, and votes, check the city’s budget-process webpage.

2 Replies to "City budget hearings announced, including one in West Seattle"

  • Jiggers September 8, 2010 (4:35 pm)

    Wheels on the bus go round and round round and round round and down..

  • redblack September 8, 2010 (9:28 pm)

    @jiggers: yeah, it’s pretty funny to see the 23rd largest city in the US – and possibly the most beautiful – undergo painful budget cuts that are the result of selfish and stupid incivility. maybe if we try harder, we can be detroit!
    i assume your [adjective] comment refers to the metro operators’ union contract, which will affect less than 1% of metro’s budget, and has nothing to do with the city’s budget.
    but maybe i’m attributing an unwarranted level of sophistication to your comment. please advise.

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