Port of Seattle Seeking Input on Budget

Port of Seattle
Port of Seattle
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The Port of Seattle is asking the public to weigh in on its annual spending plan with an eye toward investing more in projects that “strengthen trade, improve customer experience, and create thousands of new job opportunities.”

This month, the port began a series of budget workshops to garner that feedback. The current budget proposal seeks to raise the port’s capital improvement plan from $3.7 billion in 2021-2025 to $4.4 billion in 2022-2026.

“Community input has been part of this budget development from the very beginning,” Port of Seattle Commissioner Ryan Calkins said. “As a community, we face an incomplete and uneven recovery from COVID. Our annual budget and five-year capital improvement plan meet the community need for services while expanding equitable economic opportunities and supporting rapid transformations in sustainability.”

The public meetings are scheduled to take place:

  • From 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at the 2022 Maritime and Economic Development Community Budget Briefing. Those interested in participating can register here.
  • From 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the 2022 Aviation Budget and Capital Investment Program. Attendees can register here.
By Karen Robes Meeks