Saturday, January 28, 2012
WHAT: COMMUNITY BUDGET CONFERENCE
WHEN: SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 12-5 P.M.
WHERE: SEATTLE CENTER’S NORTHWEST ROOMS
Sponsored by Seattle’s City Neighborhood Council and Seattle Center, in cooperation with the Mayor, City Council, City Budget Office, and Department of Neighborhoods Help Seattle City government kick off its two-year budget process! Find out why budgeting matters and how to get involved in the decisions that affect you! Join the Mayor, the Director of the City Budget Office, City Councilmembers, and representatives of more than 20 City departments in dialogue about Seattle's revenue and spending priorities. The Sunday, Jan. 29 Community Budget Conference begins with a budget fair (noon to 1 p.m.) where you can talk one-on-one with agency representatives. At 1 p.m. there will be addresses by Mayor Mike McGinn, City Council Budget chair Tim Burgess, and City Budget Director Beth Goldberg. At 2 and 3 p.m. there will be presentation/discussion groups where you can hear and quiz City officials from agencies large and small. The conference will end with a 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. panel discussion among City Councilmembers.
Only once every two years can you engage on budget issues with such a wide range of City agencies and officials -- transportation, parks and recreation, utilities, library, neighborhoods, economic development, civil rights, ethics and elections, arts, health, human services, housing, firefighting, emergency preparedness, police, planning and development, Seattle Center, and Seattle Animal Shelter. Confirmed attendees include the City Attorney, City Auditor, City Librarian, Chief Judge of the Municipal Court, deputy police and fire chiefs, Seattle Center director, and the heads or deputy heads of most other City departments.
Sunday’s conference is open to the public, free of charge, with snacks and beverages. Seattle Channel 21 will record it for later video rebroadcast, and streaming video will also be available anytime on the City web site. Interpretive services are available upon request. Seattle Center’s Northwest Rooms are near the intersection of Republican Street and Warren Avenue, close to First Avenue North and Mercer Street. On-street parking is free on Sundays.
Don't miss the Community Budget Conference--Sunday, January 29, noon to 5 p.m. at Northwest rooms at Seattle Center! For further questions: (206) 322-5463, firstname.lastname@example.org; or email@example.com. The City Neighborhood Council is an official City of Seattle advisory body, composed of one representative from each of the thirteen district councils, which are also official advisory bodies. The program agenda for Sunday’s conference, and background about CNC and district councils, can be found at seattle.gov/neighborhoodcouncil.