Seattle mayor announces $7.4 billion 2023-2024 budget proposal

Mayor Bruce Harrell said approximately $338 million will go to affordable housing units and homeless outreach, shelters and other programs.

SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the proposed budget for 2023-2024 on Tuesday.

The budget totals approximately $7.4 billion, including $1.6 billion to the General Fund.

In his address, Harrell said the city faced a $140 million revenue gap. He cited inflation and economic instability as some of the causes. 

Harrell said public safety, homelessness and a clean city are his top priorities.

Public safety

The proposed budget includes recruiting bonuses for the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and

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