Tools to Understand the Budget

Each year the Council works to make the budget more accessible and transparent. This year, we’re releasing three tools, including our Seattle Budget Dashboard, to help the community understand this year’s budget adjustments. You can also find more information on the page for the Select Budget Committee.


Demystifying the Budget Process

This interactive budget guide is meant to make the budget process straightforward and simple to understand. Most importantly, this resource is intended to highlight when and how you can make your voice heard during the process.


Budget Dashboard

The Budget Dashboard, released this year, allows the public to understand how the budget is distributed, how departments are funded, how spending has changed, as well as adjustments proposed to the 2024 budget.


Understanding Council's Budget Amendments

This interactive tool is meant to make the Council's budget amendments more transparent, engaging, and accessible. It was updated in early November 2023 with amendments from this year's budget process.

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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.