Oct. 22 ‘Ask the Mayor’ show to focus on City’s budget priorities for 2015

You ask, the Mayor answers during a live broadcast of Seattle Channel’s Ask the Mayor at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from Seattle City Hall (600 Fourth Ave).

Ask the Mayor’s format features a live audience and a topic of focus during the second half of the hour-long program. During the first half of the show, Mayor Murray will join host Brian Callanan to discuss a range of city issues. Murray will answer questions posed by a live audience as well as viewer inquiries submitted via e-mail and social media using the hashtag #AskTheMayor.

In the second half of the program, Callanan and Mayor Murray will discuss his 2015-2016 budget proposal. Mayor Murray submitted a 2015-2016 budget that expands funding for priorities in education, worker protections, public safety and support for the homeless. The Mayor is also proposing to bring new transparency to the city budget, including increased accountability for program outcomes and improved access to information on city finances. The City Council has begun their review of the Mayor’s proposal and is currently receiving public feedback. Joining the Mayor will be Ben Noble, director of the City Budget Office. This is your chance to talk to the Mayor about the budget and share your priorities for the upcoming budget.

There is no cost to attend the live broadcast, however seating is limited and advance registration is encouraged. Register online at www.askthemayorseattle.eventbrite.com or call (206) 684-8821. Doors open at 6 p.m. with audience instructions at 6:45 p.m. The live show is from 7 to 8 p.m.

Can’t join the conversation in person? Watch live on Seattle Channel cable 21 or online at www.seattlechannel.org.

To submit questions in advance or during the live broadcast, e-mail askthemayor@seattle.gov,  tweet @SeattleChannel using the hashtag #AskTheMayor or comment on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeattleChannel.