Members of the public are invited to help Seattle City government kick off its two-year budget process. The Mayor, Director of the City Budget Office, City Councilmembers, and representatives of more than 20 City departments are beginning a dialogue with the public about Seattle’s revenue and spending priorities. Mayor Mike McGinn, City Councilmember and Budget Chair Tim Burgess, and City Budget Director Beth Goldberg will speak, and more than 20 agencies will discuss their budgets at booths and in presentation groups.
Do you have a vision for the perfect Seattle in 2030 and beyond? Do you sometimes wonder why the City implements some ideas and not others? Do you want to roll up your sleeves and get into the nitty gritty of planning your city’s future? If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, then DPD wants to hear from you.
City of Seattle has won a Judges Merit Award for its innovative civic engagement efforts for Neighborhood Planning Updates and Status Check. Gov. Chris Gregoire announced the winners of her 2010 Smart Communities Awards for creating livable communities in Washington State.