Current Issues

Council's Balancing Package
The Council puts together its version of the City budget after receiving a proposal from the Mayor in late September. Each Councilmember offers amendments, and the budget chair - Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda - puts together a draft budget, or balancing package, that reflects the Council's shared values and priorities.
Seattle Rescue Plan
Councilmember Mosqueda, Council President Lorena González and Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the “Seattle Rescue Plan”, a $128.4 million package in federal recovery funds to aid Seattle’s recovery from the pandemic and COVID-related economic impacts.
2020 Annual Report of the Seattle City Council
2020 Annual Report of the Seattle City Council
Creating Permanent Supportive Housing
Councilmember Andrew Lewis announced a proposal to create more Permanent Supportive Housing faster and at reduced costs.
Seattle Districting Commission
The City of Seattle is seeking qualified applicants to serve in on the 2021 Districting Commission. The Districting Commission will redraw the boundaries of the seven Seattle City Council districts.
Participatory Budgeting
The Seattle City Council earmarked approximately $30 million in the 2021 budget to run a Participatory Budgeting process that allows Seattle neighbors to vote on how to invest public dollars.
The following letters have been signed by at least two councilmembers