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City Awards Nearly $1.65 Million to Support Neighborhood-Initiated Projects

Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council announced today nearly $1.65 million in matching funds to support neighborhood-initiated projects across the city. Forty-three community groups received awards from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund Program for projects as diverse as an Afro-Latino arts education program to the creation… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Council Approves Five New Historic Landmarks

Seattle City Council recently approved landmark designation ordinances for five new city of Seattle landmarks. Located in Belltown, Leschi, Cedar Park, and South Lake Union neighborhoods, these buildings showcase the rich cultural and architectural heritage of Seattle. The city’s Landmarks Preservation Board approved the nomination, designation, and controls and incentives… [ Keep reading ]

Councilmembers to host spring ‘Community Budget Workshops’ around Seattle

City Councilmembers will host four “Community Budget Workshops” in Delridge, the Central District, University District and Columbia City over the month of May.  Councilmembers will engage with the public to ask their spending priorities for the 2015-2016 City budget. Members of the public can make suggestions about the specific departments… [ Keep reading ]

Learn About the Seattle City Council Districts

In 2013, Seattle voters passed a measure amending our city’s charter to establish City Council districts. In 2015, voters will elect seven out of the nine City Council members by district. The remaining two positions will be elected “at-large” (city-wide) in positions 8 and 9. Find out the district you… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Council Approves Three new Historic Landmarks

Seattle City Council recently approved landmark designation ordinances for three new City of Seattle landmarks. Located in the Queen Anne/Fremont, Maple Leaf, and University District neighborhoods, these landmarks exemplify the diversity and the rich cultural and architectural heritage of our city. The City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board approved the… [ Keep reading ]

City Council Adopts 2014 Budget Today: How It Affects DoN

This afternoon, City Council adopted the 2014 budget.  DON Director Bernie Matsuno explains the impact on the department  in this letter.

Council to hold Town Hall on proposed 2014 budget

City Council will host its second of two public hearings related to the 2014 budget next Thursday evening at Garfield High School.  The public will have an opportunity to address Councilmembers regarding their priorities for the 2014 city budget. WHAT:     Seattle City Council Town Hall on the 2014 City… [ Keep reading ]

City Budget Process has Begun

It’s time again for the budget season! Last month, Mayor McGinn presented his 2014 Proposed Budget to Seattle City Council. It focuses on support to public safety, human services, transportation, and neighborhoods. The next step is for Seattle City Council to review the Mayor’s Proposed Budget over the next two… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Mike McGinn and the Seattle City Council invite you to participate in Our City, Our Food, Our Future: listening sessions on food in our community.

The City of Seattle envisions a just, sustainable, and resilient food system where: All Seattleites have enough to eat and have access to affordable, local, healthy, culturally appropriate food.  It is easy to sell local and healthy food in Seattle.  It is easy to grow food in Seattle, whether for… [ Keep reading ]

City Hall Open House Saturday, January 28

Come meet the Mayor, City Council members and city department staffers!  Click here for more information.