City Council budget hearing in West Seattle tonight

This will come up again later in our reports on last night’s Fauntleroy Community Association and Admiral Neighborhood Association meetings, both of which included discussions of the city budget proposal, but for now, here are the basics on tonight’s hearing, one of three the City Council Budget Committee – which includes all nine councilmembers – has scheduled: The official agenda is here, including links to related documents, and some guidelines for how the hearing will go; the hearing is not in a “listen to a presentation and then comment” format, but instead, almost entirely (you can expect some introductions and instructions) for public comment. They’ll take signups starting at 5 pm, and speakers will start at 5:30 pm. It’s in Brockey Center, the event venue on the south side of the South Seattle Community College campus; here’s a map to SSCC (6000 16th SW), and once you’re there, here’s a campus map. The Seattle Channel will likely webcast the hearing live as it did with the first one; if so, we’ll stream it here too. Previous WSB coverage of the budget’s potential West Seattle effects includes running coverage from the day it was announced, a closer look at the targeted-for-closure SPD Mounted Unit, and detailed discussion of the Department of Neighborhoods‘ potential cuts.

1 Reply to "City Council budget hearing in West Seattle tonight"

  • Alvis October 13, 2010 (12:12 pm)

    I’d like to hear the City Council budget committee defend its failure to propose budget cuts in the neighborhood of South Lake Union, where Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen and his Vulcan Corporation own over 50 acres of land and are sitting pretty with a private-public partnership that’s worth half a billion (with a B) in city subsidies for their private business developments, infrastructure upgrades, exemptions from zoning restrictions, plus the reconfiguration of Mercer Street.
    Meanwhile, West Seattle and other neighborhoods are having to defend themselves against the proposed city reductions in basic services and maintenance.

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