Hybrid Budget and Finance Committee Meetings

How to Participate in City Council Budget and Finance Committee Hybrid Meetings

To view the most recent City Council Budget and Finance Committee agenda, check the online meetings calendar.

Citizen Comments

The opportunity for oral Citizen/Public Comment is provided in person in the council chambers and on the Zoom platform during the City Council meetings by either signing up prior to the meeting (see instructions, below) or using the “raise hand” function during the public comment portion of the agenda. 

To provide an oral Citizen Comment remotely, please sign up on the electronic sign-in sheet between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00  p.m. on the date of the meeting, and then join the meeting through the Zoom application by computer, mobile device, or telephone. The Zoom webinar information for each meeting is provided on the agenda. A request to speak can also be made directly to the Finance Director at 206-368-5440 before 4:00 p.m. on the date of the meeting.

Oral Citizen Comments will also be accepted from those who have not pre-registered. After everyone who signed up has commented at the meeting, the chair or designee will call for additional comments by anyone that has not already spoken, by asking meeting attendees to “Raise their Hand” in Zoom. Instructions on how to raise a hand (over the computer and the telephone) will be provided by the Presiding Officer at the time they call for unsigned speakers.

Persons who attend the meeting via telephone and wish to provide oral comments will need to use *9 to raise/lower a hand and *6 to mute/unmute.

Speakers providing oral comments must have their full name fully displayed within the Zoom application. Anonymous comments will not be allowed.

When it is time for Citizen Comments, your name will be called to speak, and the meeting host will unmute you (if you are attending via Zoom). Please begin your comments by stating your name and any organization represented. Please be advised that your comments are being recorded; each speaker is allotted three (3) minutes. The meeting host will serve as the timekeeper and will notify you when your time has expired.

Click here to sign up on the Citizen Comments electronic sign-in sheet between 9:00 a.m. and  5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.