SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & Highland Park), released the following statement after today’s Full Council meeting, at which her colleagues voted in favor of her assuming the role as Chair of the Select Budget Committee, a position previously held by now-Mayor Tim Burgess during his time as Councilmember, Position 8:
“Though my role as vice chair of the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods, and Finance committee did not automatically grant me the chairship of the Budget Committee in a Council re-organization, generally the Council entrusts committee vice-chairs to serve in the absence of the chair. In doing so, we hold the goals of stability in mind to minimize disruption, in the interest of a smooth, rational transition grounded in this Council’s prior decisions.
“I am grateful for the trust my colleagues have placed in me as Budget Committee chair. I look forward to reviewing the proposed budget submitted by Mayor Burgess, and appreciate his focus on survivors of sexual assault. I look forward to working with my Council colleagues in order to pass a fair and progressive budget by Thanksgiving.”
Newell Aldrich, Councilmember Herbold’s Office, 206-684-8803
Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061
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