Next week the Seattle Council budget committee will ask for community for 2015-16 budget priorities, with focus on transportation and land use priorities.
DATE/TIME: Wed., May 7, 6p – 8p
DEPARTMENTS: Transportation/Land Use
LOCATION: Garfield Community Center, 23rd and Cherry, Multipurpose Room (Central District)
After brief presentations of each department’s budget, constituents will have the opportunity to participate in small group discussions with Councilmembers, and to list their priorities for the featured departments. The summaries of those priorities will be reported to those attending the Community Budget Workshops. Each meeting will have three Councilmembers in attendance. Holding the meetings during the Spring will allow Councilmembers to take the information and encourage the Mayor to include it in the budget he proposes to the City Council in September.
The city level is where most of the interesting small-scale transportation capital projects can happen: pretty much any and all bicycle infrastructure, a new Fremont Bridge for cars, trolley wire on Yesler and 23rd, a Northgate pedestrian bridge, all the priority treatments in the transit master plan, a Westlake queue jump, off-board payment systems at busy bus stops, a downtown streetcar, Madison BRT, and all the rest. Let the city know that these projects are important to you.