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OPCD 2018 Proposed Budget Statement

This week, Mayor Tim Burgess introduced his 2018 Proposed Budget in an address to the Seattle City Council. Now the Council will begin its process to review the budget, including public hearings and amendments, with final approval scheduled for November.

For the Office of Planning and Community Development, there are no major changes to our budget and mission. We will continue to lead collaborative planning, advance equitable development and create great places. We look forward to building on recent accomplishments, including the implementation of the Mandatory Housing Affordability program, the launch of the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) program, support for equity and excellence in the design of public spaces and facilities, and development of new public open space through our Outside Citywide initiative.

The proposed budget includes additional resources to build on our existing work:

  • Industrial Lands Environmental Impact Study: $50,000 to support the City’s Industrial Lands Advisory Panel recommendations to develop a new land use concept and comprehensive plan language for industrial areas, including an environmental impact statement.
  • Duwamish Community Capacity Building: $75,000 for capacity building related to the South Park Neighborhood Center (SPNC). The City is exploring the potential to transfer this City-owned property to a community organization.

For more information about Mayor Burgess’ proposed budget, visit