Deputy Mayor says $117 million shortfall means Seattle ‘will have to cut back on some programs’

Seattle’s Senior Deputy Mayor Monisha Harrell spoke with KUOW’s Paige Browning about the city’s economic slump after a long rise in revenues, and what it means for the budget process.

City officials project a $117 million revenue shortfall in 2023. Deputy Mayor Harrell says the city is pursuing alternate funding resources to bridge the gap. She says staffing cuts are the last option on the table, but the city might freeze some vacant positions.

Mayor Bruce Harrell is required under state law to submit a balanced budget to the City Council by late September.

Listen to the interview by clicking the play button above.

Article Source: KUOW