This Week in the Budget; Seattle University Public Safety Survey; Constituent Budget Emails

This Week in the Budget

On Wednesday Councilmember Bagshaw, chair of the Budget Committee, released her proposed budget balancing package.

Next Wednesday, November 14th, the Budget Committee will vote on the proposed balancing package, and any amendments proposed by Councilmembers. Amendments to the balancing package must be balanced.

A number of items I proposed, as noted in last week’s budget update, are included the balancing package, including:

District 1 Specific Proposals (successfully included in Chair Bagshaw’s balancing package):

Citywide proposals (successfully included in Chair Bagshaw’s balancing package):

Some items I proposed were not included in the balancing package. At the Budget Committee meeting on the 14th, I will propose funding, and cuts elsewhere in the budget, for:

  • SPD/SPU RV remediation program
  • The Community Learning Center at Concord International Elementary School
  • Citizenship programs at High Point
  • Funding to complete Town Hall capital work

Confirmation of meetings and agenda items can be found at the Budget Committee meeting schedule. You can also sign up to receive the agendas in advance by e-mail here. Here’s a link to the Budget calendar and background on the budget process.


Seattle University Public Safety Survey

Seattle University is rolling out their 4th annual citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with micro community policing plans.

The survey is accessible at through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

If you would like to work with a Seattle University researcher to setup outreach and assist in the facilitation of the survey to your communities or organizations, or you would like more information about the survey, please contact Taylor Lowery at


Constituent Budget Emails

I wanted to let you all know what issues I am hearing from the public. Below is a tally of the emails I have received from the public about the budget items. The shaded rows are related to D1 specific proposals.

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