While the City's Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) was tasked in 2015 to develop planning strategies that support public school facility needs, there currently isn’t a budget or process for this work. The City Council Budget committee met Friday, October 13 when topic was brought up in public testimony and by Councilmembers.
Now, while the City Council deliberates its budget, is a critical time to press councilmembers to take concrete steps, including budgeting, to develop planning strategies for school facilities. Funding the urban planning process through the OPCD to create a comprehensive, intentional and transparent process will help ensure that each child in Seattle has access to a high quality school facility.
Contact your city council representatives TODAY (
email them all
) and ask them to support an OPCD budget request for for urban planning for school facilities.