Neighborhoods, Education, Civil Rights & Culture

Committee regular meeting days and time:

2nd and 4th Fridays, 9:30 a.m.

Committee Members:

Committee Scope:

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to:

  • the Department of Neighborhoods, including neighborhood planning, engagement and outreach, funding opportunities, and historic preservation;
  • education and early learning initiatives, including the Department of Education and Early Learning, the City’s Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy, with a goal of improving City schools and student success rates and reducing achievement gaps;
  • arts and cultural activities, nightlife issues, and special events;
  • film and music activities;
  • civil rights issues, including the Office for Civil Rights, except for issues related to tenant rights and protections; and
  • immigrant and refugee rights, including the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs.

City Council

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The Seattle City Council establishes City policy through enactment of ordinances (laws) and adoption of resolutions. The City Council also approves and adopts the City's budget. The nine Council members and their legislative assistants are part of the City of Seattle Legislative Department.