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Seattle City Council public hearing on proposed 2017 budget is Wednesday, free childcare provided

The Seattle City Council is holding its first public hearing on the proposed 2017-18 City budget at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Seattle City Council Chambers, 600 4th Ave., on the second floor.

The public will have the opportunity to address Councilmembers regarding their priorities as it relates to the 2017-18 operating budget. To make the Council’s budget process more accessible, complimentary childcare will be provided on-site by Angel’s Royal Academy.

Parents or guardians wishing to utilize the complimentary childcare should RSVP with [email protected] and check-in at City Council Reception as early as 5 p.m. the day of the public hearing. Complimentary childcare will also be offered at Council’s second budget public hearing on Tuesday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Council received the Mayor’s 2017-18 budget proposal on September 26, 2016. Councilmembers will spend the next two months reviewing and modifying the proposal to meet the needs of Seattle residents in areas such as public safety, transportation and housing affordability.