Current Issues

2022 Annual Report of the Seattle City Council
2022 Annual Report of the Seattle City Council
Impact Fees
The Council is considering an impact fee program that would help accommodate transportation, schools and other capacity needs as the city grows.
Understanding Council's Budget Amendments
This interactive tool is meant to make the Council's budget amendments more transparent, engaging, and accessible. This page contains more information about the 100 amendments for the proposed 2023-24 budget sponsored by Councilmembers.
Demystifying the Council's Budget Process
This interactive budget guide is meant to make the Council's 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.
Protecting Abortion Access in Seattle
The Seattle City Council is working to pass laws safeguarding reproductive rights and ensure everyone in Seattle, Washington State, and beyond has access to safe abortions and healthcare.
PayUp Legislation
The PayUp policy package is a group of bills being drafted and introduced by Councilmembers Lisa Herbold and Andrew Lewis that work to address the many issues facing gig workers.
The following letters have been signed by at least two councilmembers

City Council

Address: 600 Fourth Ave. 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34025, Seattle, WA , 98124-4025
Phone: (206) 684-8888
Phone Alt: Listen Line: (206) 684-8566
Fax: (206) 684-8587
Meet the Council

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.