Theres nothing shocking here.
Resolution 31134 reads: [T]he City must continue to protect the health and safety of all Seattles residents, while at the same time providing essential assistance to the most needy among them.
So it looks like the City Council is of being nice and not rocking the boat. They support investments in feeding the poor, the police department and preventing youth violence. It doesnt say so in the resolution, but I bet the Council thinks babies are cute too.
So what should Mayor Greg Nickels cut to balance the 2010 budget? The City Council has endorsed, but has not adopted next years budget, that will happen in the Fall, so theres still an opportunity for the Council to be involved in this process if they chose.
The list of cuts contained more questions than answers, but heres what the Council voted for on Monday.
Reduce or suspend contributions to the Fleets and Facilities Departments Asset Preservation Program and reduce rent charges if possible.
Increase the span of control within some areas of management to reduce internal costs while preserving the financial resources needed to support direct services to the public. Reductions at all levels of management may provide opportunities for savings.
The Council also recommends reducing the number of vehicles in the citys fleet, reviewing fuel purchasing policies, evaluating consultant costs, improve departmental efficiency and reviewing the citys participation in various local, regional and national organizations.
How these recommendations will result in $70 million in savings is unclear.
Heres the full text for Resolution 31134.
City Council Action Summary for the week.