YOUR MONEY, THEIR VOTE: How to have your say during Tuesday’s City Council budget hearing

(WSB photo from September – Ladder 13 at Station 37 in Sunrise Heights)

Will SFD Ladder 13 and Medic 26 stay in West Seattle? City Councilmember Lisa Herbold says she’ll push for it as one of her top two budget priorities – but to win over her colleagues’ support to add funding to the city budget, it’ll take a public show of support. Your next major chance to show support for – or opposition to – that and/or other budgetary issues is tomorrow (Tuesday, October 11th), 5 pm. You can comment either in-person (City Hall, 600 4th Avenue) or online – signups start at 3 pm; here’s how that works. The hearing will last until everyone who’s signed up has spoken, no matter how long that takes. This is the first of three public hearings, but the only one at the start of the council’s discussions of how/whether to change the mayor’s budget proposal. Councilmember Herbold’s latest weekly newsletter details the process, with dates and topics. Here’s our coverage of the initial mayoral budget announcement two weeks ago; the detailed budget summary is here, and the even-more-detailed “budget book” is here.

5 Replies to "YOUR MONEY, THEIR VOTE: How to have your say during Tuesday's City Council budget hearing"

  • star 55 October 10, 2022 (5:44 pm)

    It only took a minute to send my request. Please take a mi Ute to keepWS safe.

  • tim October 10, 2022 (7:51 pm)

    Well there’s a slam dunk for ya, and there’s Herbold playing it for all she can.  How about getting some money for the less popular depts? The Fire dept is hardly struggling.

  • Mj October 10, 2022 (10:34 pm)

    Please no tax or fee increases.  The City needs to learn to live within a budget and cut the endless increase in spending on programs that do not work.

    • WestSeattleBadTakes October 10, 2022 (11:59 pm)

      What a useless comment. No mention of what you think the city should be doing, just pearl clutching.

  • cjboffoli October 11, 2022 (8:18 am)

    What does the data say? Would we still have sufficient coverage without this station? Is Councilmember Herbold’s support a matter of actual need or simply political optics?

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